National Minimum Drinking Age Act

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    The National Minimum Drinking Age Act is a law that prohibits people from purchasing any alcoholic beverage until the age of 21. This law was created in 1984, and told the states that the minimum drinking age should be 21, or they would lose ten percent of their federal highway funding. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act prohibits those under the age of 21 to purchase alcoholic beverage, but it does not prohibit a person under the age of 21 to drink it, as long as he’s accompanied by an adult or legal guardian or if it’s for religious purposes. Although, new studies show how drinking under the age of 21 can affect the person’s body. Depending on the young adult’s lifestyle the person can be affected in a negative way. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act was officially established as the age of 21 in 1984, after organizations like the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) had persuaded the government to set the age to 21, after a number of casualties with victims being the age of 18, died due to drink driving. The law had told the states that they must set their minimum drinking age to 21, or lose ten percent of their federal highway funding. Throughout the…

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    The Drinking Age Be Lowered? Three decades ago, the United States congress has passed The National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which punished every state that allowed persons below 21 to purchase alcoholic beverages reducing its annual federal highway apportionment by ten percent. Since then, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have prohibited selling alcoholic beverages for those people who are under the 21 age so that they do not lose the 10% funds. This act neither intervene with…

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    There has been an ongoing debate in regards to lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18 year old in The United States. Some suggest If we were to consider lowering the drinking age to 18 this could mean young people at younger ages would be able to have access to alcohol. If is not uncommon for 21 year olds to provide minors or those under 21 with alcoholic beverages. Reducing the drinking age to 18 could possibly result in younger teenagers, even as young as 13 having access to alcohol. Minors…

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    In 1984 the legal drinking age in the United States was raised to 21. The United States should lower the drinking age to 18 because the law may not be protecting teens and others. Although the drinking age was raised to protect teens, “it may have made drinking even more appealing to teens, whose brains naturally seek out risk more than adult brains do without considering what the consequences might be”. Some people argue that teens brain aren't developed enough to handle drinking, but…

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    According to Dan Lyons from Bloomsbury New Jersey, one of the most effective laws ever passed was requiring purchasers of alcohol to be 21 years of age. In 1984, Congress urged every state to require 21 as the legal drinking age for purchasing alcoholic drinks (Lyons). An estimated 1,071 lives were saved on the highways alone in 1987, and more than 20,000 lives since then (Lyons). As Robert Voas states, “The 21 law is predicated on the fact that drinking is more dangerous for youth because…

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    nationwide has been the abuse of alcohol by all age groups; however, this is primarily true for the 18-21 year old age bracket. In 1987, Ronald Reagan and his administration pressured states by threatening local funding cuts. His ultimate goal was for a nationwide minimum legal drinking age of 21 (Tooney, et al, 2009). Supporters of this, such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), believed that this law would end drunk driving related deaths. As a counteraction to MADD, the Amethyst…

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    all of the states to determine the minimum drinking age that they thought was most appropriate. Most states decided on 21 years old at the minimum legal drinking age. In 1971, most states lowered the drinking age to 18 because the voting age was lowered to 18 also. The Enactment of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 raised the minimum legal drinking age was back to 21 years old (“Drinking age,” 2015, p. 1). Many believed that establishing the minimum age at 21 would prevent underage…

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    Minimum Legal Drinking Age

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    Today drinking has become one of the largest social issues among young people in the United States. In 1933, the eighteenth amendment of the United States Constitution effectively established the prohibition of alcohol beverages by declaring the production, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages illegal in the United States. In 1984, the law of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act was passed by lawmakers in congress. This law of the minimum drinking age ultimately told the United…

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    Drinking Age The age of 21 is when people finally get the right to drink alcohol, but why isn’t it at the age of 18? Consuming alcohol can become dangerous if not careful or under supervision, but this shouldn’t keep 18 year olds from having the right to drink. At this age people are considered to be at the stage of adulthood and should be treated like adults. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, establishing the legal drinking age at 21. This act…

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    inescapable. Such prevalence of alcohol within American society raises a question concerning the appropriate minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) for an increasingly dynamic culture. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 punished states that allowed persons below age 21 to purchase and consume alcohol by withdrawing highway funding. Consequently by 1987, all 50 states had adopted an MLDA of 21. However despite current nationwide restriction, drinking remains commonplace among a high…

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