Lower the U.S. Drinking Age

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I. Introduction:
• All around the world many people drink alcohol for many different Occasions. There are drinks at parties, bars, clubs and even your home. You can find alcohol just about everywhere in the United States. Around the world there are many different age requirements in order to drink or buy alcohol. The majority of countries around the world have a set age minimum of eighteen years of age. So why is our drinking age 21? • Why is this important to us? We are all college students and everybody knows that there is underage drinking one way or another. • Professor Ruth C. Engs from Indiana University states “The legal drinking age should be lowered to about 18 or 19 and young adults allowed to drink in controlled environments such as restaurants, taverns, pubs and official school and university functions.” • I believe that the legal drinking age in the United States should be lowered to the ages of 18 or 19. The reason it should be lowered is because college students will drink at least once during their first year of college. Legally, at the age of eighteen we are granted the rights of adults. And finally, by forbidding teens to not drink that forces them to drink in unsafe places. II.College students drink!

• College students will always drink! According to alcohol101.com 72% of all college students drink alcohol. 69% of the total 72% are underage drinkers. • If the legal drinking age was lowered to 18 then drinking in college will not be as big as it is now. It would still occur but not as much as it does now. • By lowering the drinking age, college students will be able to drink in safer places such as bars or clubs, instead of house parties or other places. Now that I’ve talked about college students drinking I will now move onto how at the age of 18 the U.S. calls us “adults”. III.Considered “adults”

• At the age of 18 in the United States we are considered “adults” and...
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