Underage Drinking

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A persuasive speech against underage drinking

My thesis statement is to convince you to think twice about picking up that next bottle of alcohol.

When we look around us we will see many underage students drinking. Now let’s think to ourselves, is that a good behavior or the best thing they need to be doing? According to Prof. Rosenberg from the Psychological Bulletin 1993, alcohol is the most serious problem facing teenagers. I will like to say that some students at college most likely gone to one party with alcohol. Being a college student and military personnel who is over 21, and have some workers who are under the age of 21, I have researched this topic of underage drinking because I thought this issue would be extremely beneficial to most of them and who are most likely going through the experience involving alcohol.

Today I'm here to convince you to think twice about picking up that next bottle of alcohol.

First, I will to talk about why teenagers should not have alcohol. Next, I'll discuss why teens are not responsible enough to drink and lastly I'll explain how alcohol is not good for your health.

Let's begin by talking about why teenagers should not have alcohol.

I. Main Point #1

A. Underage drinking is illegal in all 50 states.

1. The tolerance that police have to a teenager drinking and driving is absolutely zero.

2. Most parents who find out that their child has been drinking are not pleased with it.

3. Underage drinking is a crime. It is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable with a maximum sentence of 6 months incapacitation and a $1000.00 fine.

B. Not only is underage drinking against the law, but it is endangering the person's life, as well as others, especially on college campuses.

1. As you can see on this survey from the George Mason Univ. & West Chester Univ. in 1997, alcohol was involved in more than two-thirds of all the campus incidents last year that occurred in residence halls. This survey involved 330...
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