"L'Union Fait La Force." This is the powerful phrase inscribed in the Coat of Arms of the Haitian flag, meaning "In Unity There is Strength." The founding fathers of the Republic of Haiti were able to capture the very essence of the idea of "uniting as one" to lead the suppressed black slaves in a struggle for their independence from France. However, in the two hundred years which followed their glorious triumph over the French, Haiti has undoubtedly endured countless political, economical, and social hardships which have not seemed to show much sign of improvement, even in the 21st century. In the hearts of many of the natives, hope is steadily diminishing. The outlook on the future of their beloved country appears dim. However, if Haiti and America unite, using the same principles utilized by Haiti's founding fathers, there is a chance to conquer the escalating problems that have made this country the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Despite the numerous hardships suffered by the people of Haiti over their two-hundred year history, this current third world nation has the potential to evolve into a land of stability, opportunity, and peace if America assists by developing a strong educational system for the country's youth, byproviding finances for advanced healthcare, and by restructuring the current corrupted government.
An issue that has plagued Haiti over the years has been the poor education offered to its youth around the nation. This problem has deep roots and stems all the way back to the days of colonial settlement. During this period, the French plantation owners refused to provide schools for the black slaves to be educated. As a result many generations after them were left illiterate and uneducated (Rodgers 39). This trend managed to continue, regardless of countless attempts to establish an educational system, mainly catering to the superior mulatto population, following Haiti's newfound... [continues]
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