The Impact Of The Drinking Age

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Register to read the introduction… The drinking age used to be 21 until the student revolution of the ‘60s. This changed the voting age to 18 and it also changed the drinking age to 18. Then there was another change due to Mothers against Drunk Driving, in which Congress changed the drinking age back to 21. It’s a good thing that the drinking age was changed back to 21 because there would be a lot more deaths if it were at 18 or 19. Seaman also suggests that if the drinking age were lowered to 18 or 19, it might reduce the number of students hospitalized. “But over time, I predict, U.S college students would settle into the same approach to alcohol I saw on the campus I visited where the legal drinking age is 18,” writes Seaman. He thinks that reducing the age might bring some sense into students and they won’t drink as …show more content…
“I visited where the legal drinking age is 18: Montreal’s McGill University, which enrolls about 2,000 American undergraduates a year. Many, when they first arrive, go overboard, exploiting their ability to drink legally. But by midterms, when McGill’s demanding academic standards must be met, the vast majority have put drinking into its practical place among their priorities,” writes Seaman, explaining that the drinking age should be lowered, so students will drink less and meet their academic standards. But the fact is students will get more freedom and as soon as they reach age 18, they may start drinking. I think the age 18 is not mature enough to let teens drink alcohol. Also, lowering the age may kill more students, and it will also make college a dangerous place. By saying “a dangerous place,” I mean that if students go to college and get drunk, they may end up in the hospital. Students won’t only die from drinking too much alcohol but also they could get into serious fights or an accident while

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