Essay about The Legal Drinking Age Should Be Lowered

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Alcohol has been around for centuries, showcased, at parties, bars, sports events and just about everywhere. Many people enjoy the beverage and often cannot wait until their twenty-first birthday to legally try it. But what made us decide that twenty-one is the legal age to have things before that time. The legal drinking age should be lowered to eighteen.
First, In England the legal drinking age is set at eighteen, Americans would go visiting, studying, or living in England who are in the eighteen to twenty year old range treat drinking completely differently than the eighteen to twenty-year olds here in the United States. In England, those Americans treated drinking as simply a normal social activity because it was legal and there wasn’t that thrill to break the law; in contrast, the binge drinking and “Get drunk” mentality, rarely the mentality to drink in a relaxed and normal atmosphere for those under twenty one here in America and specifically in colleges. Furthermore, those in the eighteen to twenty year old range are going to drink regardless of if it’s legal or not. The difference lies in the fact that if it’s legal, there is no peer pressure or temptation to commit something illegal so less risky behaviors and treatment of alcohol will result.
In the United States when a person reaches eighteen they are considered an adult in the eyes of the law. Being an adult in the eyes of the law means mature enough to vote, buy cigarettes, and buy property, even sign up for…

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