Eighteen is the age that everyone becomes an adult in the United States. Eighteen is also the age when you should be able to decide if you choose to consume alcohol. Turning eighteen is a big responsibility at the age of eighteen you are allowed to choose to smoke cigarettes, vote, get married, serve on juries, sign contracts, and join the military which includes risking one's life. So if you're allowed to choose all of these then I feel like you should be allowed to make the decision on either or not you want to consume alcohol.
The statistics show that there are fewer drunk driving accidents and deaths in other countries that have their legal drinking age at 18. The United States increased the drinking age to 21 in 1984,but the rate of traffic accidents and deaths in the 1980s were less than that of all the other countries whose legal drinking ages were over …show more content…
Having the drinking age at 21 prohibits this age group from drinking in bars, restaurants, and other licensed locations causing them to drink in unsupervised places such as house parties, and bonfires where they may be more prone to binge drinking, pregaming and other unsafe activities.
Lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18 would beneficial to the economy. More people would legally be able to drink in bars, restaurants, and other licensed establishments. Revenue would increase for private business owners, and greater amounts of tax revenue would be collected. According to statistics if the drinking age was lowered to 18 in America than smaller businesses and smaller communities would grow. It appears that another benefit to a lower drinking age is an advantage to small business owners because of the increase in client