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  • Legal Drinking Age In The United States

    are considered an adult in the eyes of the law. Being an adult in the eyes of the law means an individual is mature enough to vote, buy cigarettes, sign up for the Army, and if a crime is committed you will be charged as an adult. The law says an 18 year old is mature enough to make life-alternating choices, but not responsible enough to drink alcohol? If the drinking age were lowered to 18 then there would be less accidents brought on by alcohol, fewer criminal acts and the introduction of alcohol at an early age will prote for more responsible adults.…

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  • Essay On Legal Drinking Age

    What should be the legal drinking age in the United States? Young adults and teenagers are overlooking the facts that alcohol is a drug. When alcohol is available easily for minors, it increases the risk of binge drinking, drunk driving, and many health problems. Alcohol has a strong relationship with risky behavior among young adults. Risky behaviors are activities that places a person at increased risk for illness and injury. Regular alcohol use and binge drinking among adolescents are…

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  • Drinking Age Should Be 18 Essay

    The drinking laws within the United States should be lowered as the US has much stricter laws regarding alcohol consumption compared to other countries, according to other laws the age of eighteen is considered a legal adult, and allowing teens of eighteen and older to drink in a safe controlled environment can decrease unsafe drinking activities. First let's talk about why the legal drinking age in the United States is 21. In 1984 the National Minimum Drinking Age Act was passed by Ronald…

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  • Minimum Legal Drinking Age Should Be 18 Essay

    country, yet they are not able to make their own decisions on drinking alcohol. Despite the minimum legal drinking age being 21, it should be 18 because that is the age when a person truly becomes an adult. Turning 18 makes a person become an adult and if someone is considered an adult he or she should be able to decide whether he or she wants to consume alcohol or not. Turning 18 allows people to receive many abilities that they did not have before they were an adult. When someone turns 18…

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  • Persuasive Essay: Lower The Drinking Age

    States Congress. This act permitted anyone under the age of 21 to purchase or consume any alcohol in all 50 states. This act has had quite an impact of over the years on America’s youth. It has led the public to question whether this law should lower the drinking age. The government has responded by actually taking a look into reducing the drinking age from 21 to 18. Many Americans have felt the need to express how much they think this law should change. Majority of the reason as to why people…

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  • Why The Drinking Age Should Be 18

    Everyone agrees that alcohol shouldn’t be given to young adults or children under a certain age. Alcohol is a very dangerous substance, but when used moderately, it can give people some benefits, especially for people aged 65 and older. Consuming one drink per day can lower the risk of heart diseases and diabetes as well as improve memory, but this may not benefit everyone who drinks moderately. On the other hand, if you drink a lot, alcohol can also damage every part of your body, such as your…

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  • Drunk Driving In Texas

    of driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the point where mental and driving skills are weaken. Drinking and driving is illegal in all states because it is very dangerous and can lead to major accidents. The states nullify the law of drinking to keep our country safe, and also so people do not have to face consequences. The state of Texas is not lenient with laws for drunk driving. According to Rich Stim in a article from Driving Laws, published by Nolo titled, "Texas…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Lowering The Drinking Age

    Since 1984 the legal age to drink alcohol is 21 years old. The National Minimum drinking age act prohibited people under 21 in the United States to drink alcohol. Before 1984 the legal drinking age was 18 years old. There are many pros and cons to lowering the drinking age. Alcohol poisoning, drunk driving accidents, and stupid actions while being drunk happen to 18 year olds and 21 year olds the same even with the drinking again being 21. Some pros of the minimum drinking age being lowered…

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  • The Importance Of Drinking Age In The United States

    In 1984, Congress passed a law that made a huge impact on people across America. The drinking age was raised from eighteen to twenty-one. All over the country, young adults and teens under the age of twenty-one are consuming alcohol. Teens are experimenting with alcohol in unsafe environments, which leads to a higher level of binge drinking among youth. The purpose of this law was to cut back on the number of high fatalities that were being caused by drinking and driving. Anyone who has followed…

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  • MLDA To 21

    Minimum Legal Drinking Age: History, Effectiveness, and Ongoing Debate” from Alcohol Health and Research World, the Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) should stay up at 21 to help prevent alcohol-related problems among youth such as, injury and death, second-hand effects, and health issues. Science is and has contributed to the study of the effect of the MLDA laws. After states lowered the MLDA from 21 in the seventies, traffic crashes among teenagers increased greatly, so the government…

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