• The Drinking Age 2
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    The DRINKING Age Why can't the legal drinking age be lowered to 18 This is a question asked by thousands of kids and adults under the age of 21 years. Over all if you think about it is sort of ignorant how the government made the required drinking age 21, were they thinking that when you reach 21 yrs of age you are more responsible and more priveledged than any one else I guess no one really knows. But, really why did the law mandate all states to raise the drinking age to 21 in 1987. I mean com...
  • Drinking Age People Alcohol
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    Problem: A person should be able to drink legally at the age of eighteen. The law that states that it is legal for a person to drink at the age of twenty-one should be changed so that an eighteen-year-old would be allowed to drink alcohol legally. At 18, you are now an adult and you are expected to act that way. Legally you can vote, get married, buy a lottery ticket, serve in the military and be tried as an adult in the United States court system. These are very important responsibilities that ...
  • The 21 Drinking Age
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    -1-In America, the law is extremely strict with the policy of being 21 or older to have the right to drink. I feel that age is not very necessary when it comes to limitations on drinking. The drinking age should be lowered to a younger age if not lifted all together. I believe that a positive results will come from the drinking age being dropped. In this paper I am going to defend why there should not be a drinking age, because I believe that it is essential to help solve the underage drinking p...
  • Lower The Drinking Age
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    Lower the Drinking Age Everyone knows that it is illegal to consume alcohol under the age of 21. Why is 21 the "magical" age that makes a person intelligent and mature enough to consume alcohol? Sure, some adults abuse alcohol and some teenagers would be perfectly able to drink responsibly, but why not 18 or 35 or 40? This seemingly random number, 21, is associated with adulthood, as if the day a person turns 21 they know everything and are mature. The drinking age should be lowered to where one...
  • Lowering Of Drinking Age
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    Lowering of Drinking Age When teenagers turn eighteen, we tell them they are adults and send them into the world. They go to college, get a job, marry or join the military. They do grown up things like vote, pay taxes and become parents. They can drive cars, buy a gun, smoke, serve on a jury, and go to an adult prison. But they can t go to a bar for a drink because when it comes to liquor, they are still just kids. Where s the logic in the twenty-one and older drinking law The minimum drinking a...
  • Legal Drinking Age Alcohol Students Engs
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    Drinking Age Did you know that in the year 1980 the legal drinking age was only 18? In 1987 there was a law passed that said in order to drink legally and to buy alcohol a person had to be 21. At the age of 18 people are allowed to buy tobacco, vote, get married without parental consent, and even join the armed forces, so why can't some one who is 18 by alcohol. This is a question I have; I believe that the legal drinking age should be 18. Dr. Ruth Engs, a professor of Applied Heath Sciences at ...
  • Issues Involving The Drinking Age
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    ... s that alcohol is a grown-up fixation. Young adults constantly tend to have the need to be "all grown up" and they have been proven to do things such as smoking. So it doesn't come to any surprise that young adults would also drink alcohol to feel more mature and to leave their adolescence behind. Take a look at foreign countries such as Italy and France, which have very few alcohol restrictions at all. Children learn from young ages that drinking alcohol such as wine and champagne is an oka...
  • A Heightened Drinking Age
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    I believe a heightened drinking age would definately not stop underage drinking. Mainly due to the fact that it is considered acceptable in our society already. Drinking, unlike drugs, is considered acceptable in todays society. It is even considered a right of passage when a person first begins drinking. I have witnessed this myself. It is considered humorous, when a person is drunk, rather than disturbing. This action can often lead to alcoholism when the person is finally legal to drink. Sin...
  • The Drinking Age In America
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    The drinking age in America Unsupervised, underage drinking has become an epidemic throughout the world, but in the in America more than anywhere else. Even the president's 19 year old daughter has been arrested for underage drinking. America has the highest legalized drinking age in the world. In fact, only four countries in the world have a legalized drinking age over 18. When we turn 18 in America we are supposed to be adults, but then what is the 21 age mark it is like we get an adult trial ...
  • Under Age Drinking Drink People Beer
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    As we all know many of our nations young people are over seas from the ages eighteen to twenty fighting a war right now. According to our government these same young people who are mature enough to kill are not mature enough to drink a beer, or any other alcoholic beverage. According to statistics, most of our 18-20 year old population drink anyway. Lowering the age limit of drinking to 18 would also keep beer out of cars. Most all other countries have a drinking age of 18 and the yall seem to ...
  • Underage Drinking Age 21
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    Underage Drinking Why did the United States of America pass a law to increase the drinking age from 18 to 21 The answer is because increasing the drinking age to 21 has effectively reduced the percentage of alcohol related deaths throughout the country. It seems that at 18, youths are not mature enough to handle the responsibilities and consequences that result from the privilege of being able to legally drink alcoholic beverages. The major reason for the increase in legal drinking age from 18 t...
  • South Dakota Vs Dole
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    In 1987, the power of the 21 st Amendment of the Constitution was in question by South Dakota and the State Secretary of Transportation (1983-87), 1 Elizabeth Dole. The 21 st Amendment declares that states have complete control over production, sale, and transportation of alcohol and that liquor importation and sale are no longer prohibited among states of the US (since the prohibition law of the 18 th Amendment). However, a federal law states that in order for a portion of federal highway funds...
  • Lower The Drinking Age
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    Lower the Drinking Age I think Iowa s drinking age should be lowered to 18. People are legally considered an adult when they turn 18, so they should get the privileges, and have to take the responsibilities of being an adult. The problems our society has with drinking are caused because we look down on people who drink. Our government needs to quit spending money enforcing laws that don t work, and make money selling beer to teens... If 18 year olds have the right to vote, they should also be al...
  • Drinking Age Legal States Alcohol
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    When someone turns 18, our country considers him an adult, and trusts him with the responsibility of voting, starting a family, purchasing firearms and tobacco products, entering into legal contracts, holding public office, fighting in a war, and dying for his country, a country that doesn't even allow him to consume alcohol. From the end of prohibition until 1984, drinking ages were determined by the states, many of them had the age at 21, while several lowered the age to 18, for the purchase o...
  • Drinking Age Eighteen Legal People
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    Catch 21 Sarah, an eighteen-year-old college freshman, walks into a convenience store and moves timidly to the back, hoping that no one she knows will see her. Opening the refrigerator door, she pulls out a chilled case of Coors Light. Sarah nervously approaches the cashier, with her fake ID ready to be shown, and places the case of beer on the counter. Upon first sight, the cashier assumes that Sarah is not of legal age to buy beer, because she is petite and looks young. When she places the cas...
  • Lowering The Legal Drinking Age
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    As we are all aware of, the United States of America has ruled that the legal drinking age is twenty-one. Many citizens, including myself, believe this to be preposterous. We all have our reasons for believing which side of the line is best, and this essay includes mine. I know that some of you may believe that twenty-one is a suitable and responsible age. Some of you may even go so far as to say that it should be set higher than that. A few individuals I know would say that the way "kids" act ...
  • Drinking Age Legal Alcohol Responsibility
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    One controversial debate in the United States concerns the legal drinking age. Some believe the drinking age should be reduced from 21, and others believe it should be remain the same. The minimum legal drinking age varies from 0 to 21 around the world. In my opinion the National Minimum Drinking Age Act should be changed to allow 18 to 21 years olds the ability to purchase and consume alcohol. The legal drinking age sometimes causes more problems than it prevents. First, it is necessary to que...
  • Lowering The Drinking Age
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    O. K. So you " re finally eighteen. You " re a legal adult! Suddenly you can smoke, vote, join the army, fornicate, or even die for your country. {Increasing legal drinking age} But wait! STOP! Put down that beer! You are still not old enough to buy or consume alcoholic beverages. No, you will have to wait three more years for that, until your twenty-one. Well I for one believe that the legal drinking age should be lowered from twenty-one to eighteen. If we are considered an adult and expected ...
  • Drinking Age Teenagers Years Younger
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    In the United States there is a major controversy about the legal drinking. In 1986 Congress passed the law that all states must have the minimum drinking age from eighteen years old to twenty-one years of age (Hyde and Setaro 32). Many people believe that the legal drinking age should be lowered to eighteen years of age. Others, insist on keeping the legal drinking age at a minimum of twenty-one years old. The drinking age should not be lowered to eighteen years old because the teenagers perfor...
  • Drinking Age Where Should The Line Be Drawn
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    A proposal to decide upon a lower legal drinking age. Summary: The following proposal outlines why the legal drinking age should be lowered from 21 years of age to 18. The proposal will show the purpose of lowering the age, since at the age of 18 people can be tried in courts as adults, be drafted, buy tobacco products or even buy fire arms. Since 18 is the age of most freshman students in college, why should you have to wait three more years to drink legally? Need: Lowering the legal drinking a...