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    Consider The universal question; should the age for drinking be lowered? In my personal opinion‚ I believe that the drinking age should be lowered to eighteen from twenty one for various reasons. The legal drinking age is currently twenty-one‚ but the illegal drinking age is everything under. Why is the main question asked. Some people believe that twenty one is too high to be the minimum age to be able to legally drink and others feel that it is the perfect age. This topic is very huge and has been debated

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    The Minimum Drinking Age Should Remain at 21 INTRODUCTION: Imagine a man who is in his mid-forties‚ he has a nice house and nice car‚ with 2 beautiful children‚ ages 14 and 18. He is one of those parents who has done everything and anything for his kids‚ as any parent would. He has gone through all the hard times of raising them and taking care of them‚ and they are almost on that brink of becoming adults. Then one Friday night‚ he gets a call at 2:45 in the morning. It’s the police. They start off

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    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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    Legal Age Drinking The minimum legal drinking age varies dramatically around the world. Most such laws apply only to drinking alcoholic beverages in public locations. The only country with a minimum legal age for consuming alcohol at home is the United Kingdom‚ which prohibits drinking below the age of six. The average (mean) minimum legal drinking age around the globe is 15.9. The majority of countries have set the drinking age at 18. In fifty countries the minimum age is lower than 18

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    There should be a minimum drinking age 1. Growth a. Alcohol consumption can interfere with development of the young adult brain’s frontal lobes‚ essential for functions such as emotional regulation‚ planning‚ and organization. When alcohol consumption interferes with this early adult brain development‚ the potential for chronic problems such as greater vulnerability to addiction‚ dangerous risk-taking behavior‚ reduced decision-making ability‚ memory loss‚ depression‚ violence‚ and suicide is greater

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    According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse‚ “almost 80% of high school students have tried alcohol” (Dowshen). These students are more likely to show serious drinking problems later in life during middle age and adulthood. People are debating that the minimum legal drinking age of 21 years is not working to stop youths from drinking alcohol. Lowering the drinking age to 18 will make alcohol more available to those that are younger to purchase and consume. Even though 18 is

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    Tayrin O’Rand 14 March 2012 Should the Minimum Drinking Age be Lowered? The minimum drinking age became a hot topic ever since it was set to twenty one years old. It is a law not everyone welcomes with open arms‚ one that has the most impact in the lives of adolescents and if violated‚ one that can put a state at risk of forfeiting ten percent of its annual federal highway appropriation. John M. McCardell Jr.‚ president of Middlebury College; founder and president of Choose Responsibility‚

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    Since 1933 until 1984‚ the national minimum legal drinking age in the United States had been continuously changing. Especially in 1984‚ the minimum legal drinking age has been increased to 21 years old because it was reported that over two-thirds of car accidents were in consequence of drinking alcohol in the mid of 1970s (Tietjen‚ 2014). Most states in the United States set their drinking age to 21 but some set it lower. The minimum legal drinking age has been the subject of controversy around

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    July of 1984‚ the US government under the presidency of Ronald Reagan enacted the 21 Minimum Drinking Age law (MLDA) requiring every state to raise the drinking age from 18 to 21 or that particular state’s highway construction grant would be denied (MADD.org). The underlying purpose of the act was to reduce the amount of deaths related to alcohol‚ more specifically‚ the amount of deaths resulting from drinking and driving. There

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    Minimum Drinking Age According to the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine‚ in 2010 underage drinkers from ages 15-20 were responsible for 48.8% of alcohol purchases. The minimum legal drinking age(MLDA) in the United States was 18 years old until 1984‚ when all fifty states raised their legal drinking age to 21 or older. The drinking age should be lowered from 21 years old to 18 years old because at that age one legally becomes an adult‚ it would reduce the amount of unsafe drinking

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