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Legal Drinking Age

the legal drinking age from the current age of 21 to 18. The move would defy a generation of federal law and public opinion in America which is strongly opposed to lowering the drinking age. In 1984, congress set the legal drinking age to 21 from 18, threatening to cut highway funding to states which did not comply, mostly to cut down on drunk driving deaths caused each year by drinking and driving. But advocates argue teenagers are going to drink anyway even if changed. Should the drinking age be...

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Should the Legal Drinking Age Be Changed to 21?

knows that it is illegal to drink alcohol until the age of 18. Many people are in agreement with this legal age. Some would even say that it should be raised. However, the legal drinking age sometimes causes more trouble than it prevents. Why is 18 the magical age that makes one intelligent and mature enough to consume alcohol? There's a idea that immature people are less likely to handle the effects of alcohol, so why is the random age limit (at age 18). We all know that some people under 21 who can...

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Lowering the drinking age

 Lowering the Drinking Age to 18 Multiple Perspectives May 10 That moment when you feel like you’re old enough to do something but that law forbid you from doing that. When you turn 18 you’re legally able to buy tobacco, get a tattoo, go to a strip club, take loans out, adopt a child, sign legal documents, and join the armed forces. Yet you can do all except drink under the age of 21. There are many other countries in the world that you are allowed to...

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Drinking Age Persuasive Speech

Carraway Mrs. Howell Honors English III Sep 17th, 2012 The Age Shall Stay According to The National Institute of Health approximately 5,000 teenagers and young adults under the age of 21 die each year to alcohol related causes. Since they put a legal age on drinking in 1964, estimates of 7,000 to 10,000 lives have been saved each year. Yet many people still insist that it should be lowered. People that favor the side of lowering the age use no logical facts in their argument besides the revenue...

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Drinking Age Set to 18

drink. Those are the types of arguments the proponents for the eighteen drinking age will generally give, but there is more to consider when it comes to the topic of alcohol. In an article published in The Los Angeles Times, Shari Roan explains the pros and cons of the drinking age. She states that “… [there are] approximately 1,700 alcohol related deaths in the United States among college students each year” and if the drinking age gets set to eighteen, this number is more than likely to rise. Alcohol...

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Wine and Drinking Age

I. When you are at the age of 18, adulthood starts to set in. It’s that time when you have to grow up and be more mature about life. I feel like lowering the drinking age shouldn’t be no problem. I understand that alcohol causes deaths and violent crimes in a lot of different ways but not everyone drinks and not everyone a drinker. Someone could have a beer and two and be completely fine. There are actually people in this world who are responsible enough even at a young age where if they drink they...

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Lowering the Drinking age

Karen Salcedo Salcedo 1 Mrs. Amsden Per. 3 Government March 20, 2014 Lowering the Drinking Age? The current legal drinking age In California is 21, although there are many who oppose the age. I have been studying the topic for the past month, to where now I feel I have enough evidence to support my answer. In my government class I have learned the many ways that certain principles can apply to certain ideas. A constitutional principles that I saw was evident while...

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Minimum legal drinking age

Lowering Legal Drinking Age The minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) has been an ongoing debate over the years. Many states in the past have continuously lowered their MLDA to 18, 19, or 20. However, The National Minimum Legal Drinking Age Act of 1984 required that every states MLDA must be set to 21 years of age. Max Nelson stated that "Beer is the third most popular drink in the world, after water and tea" (“The Barbarians Beverage” 1), the minimum legal drinking age is a very popular discussion...

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Lowering the Drinking Age to 18

The minimum drinking age and the concerns of the effects of alcohol started in America during the Prohibition Era. In the article “Teaching With Documents: The Volstead Act and Related Prohibition Documents,” the author states that concerns of the effects of alcohol were preached fanatically in the early 20th century. Temperance organizations such as The American Temperance Society, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, and the Anti-Saloon League were formed for one purpose, to ratify the Constitution...

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Lower Legal Drinking Age

Since the states increased their drinking age to 21 in 1987, every citizen of this country between the ages of 18 and 20 have been oppressed by the very people elected to power to protect their rights. It is evident that the legal drinking age among Americans should be lowered to the legal age of adulthood, 18 years. At this age, any American can marry without their Parent's approval and can move out of their guardian's house and live on their own. Why are these adults deprived of their right to...

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