1.At what point or period in time was this issue identified and defined as a social problem?

2 By whom (person, persons, groups, institutions) was it identified?

What societal values and beliefs have affected the way the United States has responded to the problem at various points in history?
4.What is the scope of the problem, and what population(s) is (are) affected by the problem?

5.In what ways is the problem impacted by culture, socioeconomics, societal values, race, ethnicity, sex, power or lack of power, etc.?

What has been the response to the problem throughout history? Discuss at least two policies designed to remedy the social problem.