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  • Drinking Age To 21 In 1987
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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 From 21 To 18
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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 ...
  • Lowering Of The 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...
  • 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...
  • Drinking Age When Teenagers Turn Eighteen
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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...
  • Drinking Age
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    AGE of ADULTHOOD-18 DRINKING AGE-21 In the 1980's it was legal for eighteen-year-olds to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. In 1984, the United States Government pressured the states to raise the legal age to twenty-one (Rally). Their reasoning-eighteen-year-olds were too immature and responsible in their partaking of alcohol. Outlawing the consumption of alcohol by minors does not prevent underage drinking anymore than posting speed limit signs prevents speeding! Is there something that ...
  • Drink Alcohol
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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 ok...
  • Underage Drinking Alcohol
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    Underage Drinking Alcohol is a sedative hypnotic. It is a powerful drug available to virtually anyone who wants to try it. Drinking has always been a problem for teenagers, particularly for the past few years. Research shows that over 60% of high school seniors drink at least once a week, although the law does not make drinking legal until age 21. In reality, kids are drinking at increasingly younger ages. The question is why do teens use alcohol when they know it's forbidden? Students give vari...
  • Alcohol
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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. Sinc...
  • Drinking Age To 18 Years Of Age
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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 ...
  • Drinking Age
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    As a nation, we have tried prohibition legislation twice in the past for controlling irresponsible drinking problems. This was during National Prohibition in the 1920's and state prohibition during the 1850's. These laws however, were found to be unenforceable and caused other social problems. Today, we are repeating history and making the same mistakes that occurred in the past. Prohibition did not work then, and prohibition for people under the age of 21 is not working now. The solution is to ...
  • Drinking Age Being Twenty One Many Students
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    Peter Holland Drinking alcohol has been a large part of society for many years. People find that is it easier to meet people when they have had a few drinks. Drinking has also been used as way to get closer to some one. "We " ll talk over a six pack", is something that people will say when they need to talk about something. There are also many events that drinking has created. There are cozy bars "where everyone knows your name", wine tasting parties, cocktail parties, and the high school favori...
  • Drinking Age Limit
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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 b...
  • Alcohol At The Age Of 18
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    Drinking Age The age of drinking has been an issue in our country for a long time and there are many regards on why the age is set at 21. The federal government should not impose a drinking age of 21. The drinking age should be lowered to the age of 18 for the following reasons; one, most people between the age of 18-20 are drinking alcohol already, and two, you should have the right to purchase alcohol when you reach the age of 18, because that is the age when you are considered and adult and h...
  • Drinking Age At 21
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    UNDERAGE DRINKING SHOULD THE LEGAL AGE BE 18 When teen-agers turn 18, their parents tell them that they are adults and send them into the world. They go to college, get a job, join the military. They do grown-up things like vote, pay taxes and become parents. But they cant go to the bar for a beer because when it comes to liquor, they are still just kids. Wheres the fairness in the 21-and-older drinking law Wheres the logic I myself wonder this everyday. I mean I understand that our government d...
  • Drinking Age To 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...
  • Drinking Age
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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
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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 ques...
  • Minimum Drink Age At 21 Years
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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...
  • Year By Police To College Students
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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...

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