National Minimum Drinking Age Act

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    deciding whether or not to lower the drinking age. In the United States of America when one turns eighteen he is, in the eyes of the law, an adult. Therefore, he is able to vote, buy property, purchase cigarettes, and even enlist in the army. Each of these…

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    Lowering The Drinking Age

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    There has been an ongoing debate in regards to lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18 years old in The United States. Some suggest if we were to consider lowering the drinking age to 18 this could mean young people would have access to alcohol. It 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 find ways to get around the…

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    His theory states that social organization and change is based upon conflicts within the society. People between the ages of 18 and 21, called stakeholders, feel that they aren’t getting to exercise all of their rights to being an adult by government definition. They given all of the responsibilities and consequences of adults such as the right to vote, the ability to adopt, the right to join the military, the right to be charged with the highest punishment if accused of a crime, the right to…

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    Yuzzi 1 Lauren Yuzzi Mrs.Gallos Eng 3 Sec 1 May 15, 2017 The Drinking Age Should Be Lowered The United States government allows 18 years olds to fight and possibly lose their life for their freedom, but they are not allowed to drink alcohol? “18 is the age of adulthood in the United States, and adults should have the right to make their own decisions about alcohol consumption”(ProCon). It is practically unconstitutional for the government to exert the right to send its youth to death, for a…

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    10th graders, 72% of 12th graders, and 85% of college students have tried alcohol The legal drinking age in the United States is set at twenty-one years of age. I believe that considering twenty-one as the legal age of maturity is ridiculous. Who is to say that just because an individual is twenty-one means that they are mature enough to consume alcohol in a responsible manner? Changing the legal drinking age to eighteen should be enforced. Eighteen year-old individuals can take on many adult…

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    Drinking Age The percent of alcohol consumption in the United States by underage drinkers is 11.4 percent (11 Facts). Underage drinking is common and most people think it is inadequate. Though it has its negatives, alcohol also has many benefits. If one drinks a moderate amount of alcohol, it can lower the risk for cardiovascular disease, decrease the chances for developing Type 2 diabetes, and decrease the chances for the common cold in the cases of non-smokers. Moderate drinkers are…

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    dreamt of growing up. That same longing to be older and have more privileges often does not go away and is existent well into adulthood. Sixty-five percent of teens under the age of 18 admit that they have had at least one drink during their junior high and high school years. Although they would be given the privilege of drinking within a few short years, majority of people just cannot wait. Easily avoided injuries, alterations of the developing brain, and higher chances…

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    Legal Drinking Age Essay

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    In the United States, the legal drinking age has failed at trying to protect the youth. The existing law only lets individuals drink alcohol if they are 21 years of age and up. However, this law is widely disregarded and has done little to reduce drinking among youth. In order to resolve this issue, the legal drinking age should be restored back to 18 years of age. A distinguishable characteristic seen in American culture is the extreme separation between adults and youth. As a result, youth…

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    The topic of US’ states lowering the minimum drinking age to eighteen or keeping the age at twenty one has been a hot, controversial topic over the past few years. As of July 1988, each of the fifty states have made their MLDA, minimum legal drinking age, twenty one (Eastman). Given that each state has the same drinking age, it greatly reduces drinking and driving among teens because they cannot drive to another state, drink, and return home while intoxicated. Although both sides of the argument…

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    flashing past the windows. Upon arrival they find their son lying in a hospital bed mangled, bruised, and hooked to a tangle of tubes. Jeremy had been drinking with his other teenage friends and they had gotten into a car while…

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