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For at least forty years that our nation has had a problem with our southern boundary neighbor - Mexico. The issue with the increasing amount of consumers of medication along with the violence linked to the smuggling of narcotics can be tracked back to 1954, during Eisenhower's presidency (Suddath). When Eisenhower was president realized that the rates of people using drugs was growing, which is the reason why he began a five star cupboard to prevent the "narcotic addiction" (Suddath). Still this issue appeared to be a developing problem because in 1973 President Nixon founded the Drug Enforcement Administration (Suddath). His goal was to reduce the numbers of their illegal use of drugs by boosting the size of federal drug agencies ("A Brief History of the Drug War"). Another problem that arose during his presidency was whether or not to criminalize or decriminalize marijuana ("A Brief History of the Drug War"). During his presidency eleven countries wanted to decriminalize marijuana stating that it could be utilized for medicinal reasons and reduced the illegal consumption of drugs figures ("A Short History of the Drug War"). Nixon was set on decriminalizing marijuana but later this subject was abandoned as parents complained about the rising number of teens abusing using marijuana ("A Short History of the Drug War"). It's apparent that the presidents help to stop the use of prohibited drugs did little to help. When Ronald Reagan was sworn into presidency he decided to enlarge the drug war in hopes that it could facilitate the numbers of people consuming smuggled illegal drugs ("A Brief History of the Drug War"). His efforts, however, just made the incarceration rates grow, " The variety of people behind bars for nonviolent drug law offe...