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Is Lowering the Drinking Age a Good Idea?

the legal age should really be. Many people say once they turn 18 they should be able to do whatever they want. They are able to be drafted for war, vote for the president of the United States, pay bills on their own, have cars in their own name, etc. So why not be able to drink? The drinking age has become a more controversial issue lately. More than two decades ago, people under the age of 21 were allowed to drink ("NYRA Debates . . . “). But, that all changed. The minimum drinking age became 21...

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Lowering the Drinking Age

Lowering The Age Will Lower The Deaths “’Drinking is Fun’ and ‘There’s Nothing You Can Do About It’: The Problem With the 21-Year-Old Minimum Drinking Age” an essay by Dr. Reginald Fennell, found in the Journal of American College Health, focuses on the effects of the minimum drinking age on college students. Fennell explains the benefits of lowering the drinking and gives alternatives to the current law. This article is of interest to readers since society seems to have a strong opinion of whether...

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Lowering the Drinking Age

The Drinking Age Throughout the United States, there is a huge debate on lowering the drinking age. The current legal drinking age in the United States is 21 years old, but there has been dispute on whether lowering it would be beneficial or if retaining it or increasing it would be more favorable for our society. In an article, titled “Lower Drinking Age Could Have Sobering Results”, which was written by Robert Voas in 2006, the author asserts that lowering the minimum legal drinking age of twenty-one...

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Lower the Drinking Age to 18

Vaughn Mrs. Kachurak Eng. 102-001 2-4-2013 Lower the Drinking Age: End America’s Addiction Although alcohol has been around for quite some time, it has recently begun to pose a problem in the past few decades, specifically in America. Terrible alcohol related incidences occur every day in America and can be so easily avoided if the proper laws and information are applied. Alcohol consumption, especially in the case of underage drinking, is one of the most crippling problems in the United States...

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Effects of Minimum Drinking Age Laws in America

John. "Should You Drink with Your Kids?." Time 30 June 2008: 44. Middle Search Plus. Web. 23 Oct. 2013. This article argues that lowering the legal drinking age to 18 would be a smart choice. If it can’t be lowered then at least making a few alterations to the law would be smart.  Alcoholic beverages are introduced to others at an earlier age in countries such as Italy, Greece, and France. And they tend to have fewer alcohol related problems than we do in the U.S. Learning to drink in safe and...

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drinking age

society is drinking. Drinking in the United States has been an issue since the start of prohibition; alcohol was never the same in the US after that. It taught people to hide when they are drinking, just like most underage teens do now days. Although, alcohol is treated as a big scary issue, in most fatalities from drunk driving have dropped significantly since the drinking age was raised from 18 to 21, lowering the drinking age back down would drastically help the U.S.’s binge drinking problem, therefore...

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Against Lowering Drinking Age

a privilege not a right. The legal drinking age in the United States is twenty-one, and I believe that this is a fair age. There are so many statistics that show drinking to be bad to begin with, but there are many more statistics that show why the drinking age of twenty-one should not be lowered. Teenagers do not show enough responsibility when drinking, and it would do everyone a lot more harm if they could do it legally. There is no argument that drinking and driving is bad because so many...

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Raising the Drinking Age

10-29-2012 Raising the Drinking Age Each year, there is talk as to whether underage is that big of deal and if the drinking age should be lowered, raised, or just remain the same. I feel as if underage drinking is not okay and many unnecessary deaths are caused each year because of teens engaging in underage drinking. If anything, raising the drinking age to twenty five years of age would help ensure less deaths due to drunk driving or DUI’s. Therefore, laws against underage drinking should still be enforced...

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Lower Drinking Age to 18

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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Lowering the Drinking Age

The legal drinking age has been a continuously debated subject in the United States since its establishment. The national legal drinking age of twenty-one years old was placed in 1984 and still holds to the present, but many have begun questioning whether twenty-one is still an appropriate age for our current society. Much of this debate starts with college campuses and binge drinking. As a senior in high school, and soon-to-be freshman in college, I began wondering if the drinking age is still suitable...

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