Essay Against Lowering The Drinking Age

Drinking alcohol is a popular pastime in the U.S. and several other countries in the world. In most countries, the drinking age ranges from 16 to 18 while in the United States, the limit stands at 21. We are one of the very few countries with such a high age limit. The drinking age in our country of “freedom” needs to be lowered down to the age where mostly everything else is legal; 18. When a person turns the age of 18, they are measured as an adult with the rights to their own decisions; such as the use of tobacco, credit cards, voting, marriage, signing of contracts, gambling, and much more. Out of all of these activities an 18 year old can be a part of, why would alcohol still be illegal? A changing world calls for the changes of public laws.
The history behind this dates back to 1984 when the national minimum age of drinking was turned to 21 because of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act. This law voiced that states had to enact a minimum drinking age of 21 or they would lose up to ten percent of their state’s federal highway funding. Since then, every state included themselves fairly fast. Although this law doesn 't forbid drinking, it simply persuades states to outlaw purchase and
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Underage drinking is very common among high school and college students. If anything, the high drinking age only motivates young people to crave more alcohol. Young people find something appealing about doing something prohibited. The legal drinking age does not abolish consumption with young people, but instead motivating underage drinking, which creates a dangerous path of reckless and risky drinking. Keeping the legal drinking age at 21 will not stop young people who want to partake in irresponsible alcohol consumption. Dropping the drinking age might make it easier to control consumption with younger adults and also maybe create and encourage healthy drinking

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