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National Minimum Drinking Age Act

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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Minimum Legal Drinking Age

 Appellation Do you believe the drinking age should be lowered to allow eighteen year olds to consume alcohol, or should the legal age to drink alcoholic beverages stay at the age of twenty-one? Prior to 1984 you were, once you turned eighteen, in most states permitted to purchase alcohol. It was completely up to the state government. At age 18 they are legally an adult, and can therefore abide by their own rules and if they make a bad decision they have to pay the price. Why is it that as...

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Should the Minimum Drinking Age Be Lowered

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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Drinking Age

when it comes to drinking. Establishment of Credibility: According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 7,000 teenagers under the age of 16 have already had their first sip of alcohol. (Teen alcohol) According to the Century Council 10 million teens from the ages 12-20 admit to consuming alcohol in the past 30 days. 2% of 12 year olds drink, 22% of 16 years olds drink, and 56% of 20 year olds drink, and these percentages are steadily increasing. (Underage drinking statistics) Thesis/...

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harry potter mr. andrews Drinking age Is it fair to kill in war but not be able to drink Alcohol before the age of 21? Why do adults, the government, and even parents think teenagers are not responsible enough to drink at 18? They think teenagers are not mature enough to handle the responsibility and consequences of drinking alcohol. Studies have identified that teenagers are more vulnerable to the effects of alcohol on memory, learning and judgment. So there is a risk that teenagers...

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The Drinking Age

Running head: THE MINIMUM LEGAL DRINKING AGE 1 The Minimum Legal Drinking Age Carly Winne Summit County High School THE MINIMUM LEGAL DRINKING AGE Abstract This paper includes the view of why the drinking age should be lowered to eighteen. It has several points and fats to explain the reasoning of this opinion. It goes into depth of how it is affecting the youth, the future, and statistics and how lowering the age can make a positive change for everyone...

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Drinking Age

Kayla Couch Professor Dunn English 101 December 10, 2014 Should The Legal Drinking Age Be 18? The minimum legal drinking age in the United States is 21. Many have suggested lowering the drinking age to 18. I do not think the legal drinking age should be lowered because of the following reasons. Lowering the drinking age to 18 would have a negative impact on the lives of the youth of the United States. Making it legal for 18 year-olds to buy alcohol would increase the number of teens who drink....

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Drinking Age

Drinking Age The drinking age was moved from 18 to 21 for a reason. The higher drinking age of 21 has saved many lives, helped reduce the amount of underage drinking, and therefore should not be lowered. Many studies from a large variety of sources have proven higher drinking ages have a positive effect on society. Alcohol is harmful to the development of younger people. Research has shown that an adult is less likely to binge...

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Drinking Age

Drinking Age “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy,” was once said by a very smart man named Benjamin Franklin. He lived in a time when there was no minimum drinking age. Before the 1900’s there wasn’t any kind of drinking laws anywhere in the United States. The drinking age was regulated by society which was family, church, and communities. Yes, some kids probably drank too much back then, but I’ve learned that the current laws aren’t doing much to stop it now either. At...

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Changing the Drinking Age to 18

Lowering the Drinking Age to 18 in the United States While it may seem to some, drinking at age eighteen is frowned upon. It is actually true that many people between the ages of 18 and 20 drink alcohol illegally without any sense of guilt. On July 17, 1984, a law was established in the United States that impacted a large number of America’s youth. The indicated law was the National Minimum Drinking Age Act. Legal drinking ages were originally determined by each state. Many states kept the age at twenty...

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