National Minimum Drinking Age Act

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    not, people consume alcohol for countless reasons; celebrations, stress, sadness, boredom, rebellion and peer pressure are just a few. The ages between 18 to 21 year olds fall in the category of “people”. In the United States, the legal age drinking is currently twenty-one, but illegally anyone can consume alcohol. Now the main question is why? If at the age of 18 in America, people are allowed to purchase tobacco, get married without parental consent, and even join the armed forces, therefore…

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    Underage Drinking and the Repercussions Statistics show that in 2007, underage drinking cost about $68 billion in form of medical bills, household income loss, and costs of treating pain and suffering associated with the unethical behavior. Contrastingly, the input of over $68 billion into the alcohol industry by young drinkers ensured the profitability of the sector. However, statistics asserts that in 2009, 19% of drivers aged 16-20 years were involved in a fatal crashes since their…

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    inebriety (Keller). Intoxication tests are used by the police to test if a person has been drinking and how much they have been drinking. The Drunkometer was the very first intoxication test to be invented (Staff). It was the invention of Dr. Rolla N. Harger, he invented the test in 1931 and was awarded the patent five years later (Staff). Dr. Harger was chosen to be on a subcommittee called, National Safety Council which partnered with the American Medical Association to conduct…

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    drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.” While the mission statement has been slightly revised a couple times since the establishment of MADD, the meaning still rings true. “To aid the victims of crimes performed by individuals driving under the influences of drugs or alcohol, to aid the families of such victims and to increase public awareness of the problem of drinking and drugged driving” was MADD’s original mission statement. In 1984, the…

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    alcohol have higher GPAs than those who do. Furthermore, students that indulge in binge drinking experience deficit in their academic performance. Some scholar on educational research have proposed that excessive alcohol consumption among underage students should be included among factors such as sex, race, community of residence, and family background, that is responsible for negative academic performance. Binge drinking particularly affect the cognitive ability of individuals thereby limiting…

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    Underage drinking can facilitate poor judgment that poses countless health and safety risks including drinking and driving, violent behavior, and unwarranted or unprotected sexual activity; consequences may lead to disciplinary actions performed by the school or even with the law. Data concluded from a 2003 case study included in Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility, a book which details the developmental and environmental factors concerning groups of adolescents in relation…

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    Allowing Adults to Act Like Adults. Of the 190 other countries in this world, 61% have a legal drinking age of 18. This is the age that many teenagers get a first job, a first car, and try new things for the first time. Although these young adults can have almost unlimited responsibility, drinking is one thing they cannot do. If the United States were to lower the drinking age, it would allow for new opportunities to make everybody’s life easier. Lowering the drinking age to 18 would give young…

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    Raising Drinking Age Have you ever thought what the world would be like if the drinking age was raised to 25? For me, I know it would be a great thing to do. People who are alcoholics probably won’t be happy but it isn’t really about them but it’s more about the safety of this world. According to a recent report, 63% of people that are aged around 18-24 say the drink to get drunk and 35% say that the aren’t able to stop drinking once they have started. One reason to raise the drinking age…

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    passage raises many concerns. Some argue that the minimum driving age should be raised from sixteen to eighteen; others argue the opposite. I believe, however, that the driving age should not be raised from sixteen to eighteen. Many argue that raising the driving age from sixteen to eighteen will reduce the number of serious or fatal road accidents that occur in the United States; however, this may not necessarily be true. Raising the driving age won't necessarily prevent teen driver crashes…

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    What is the true age of responsibility? This question is addressed by Alan Greenblatt in his article “The Age of Responsibility”(2009), where as a political author he suggests that the age requirement system is outdated. He does this by giving various facts on informative statements on laws regarding age. Through Greenblatt's persuasive statements he supports my argument that there are some restrictions which I do agree need to be changed, but there is still few that are fine the way they. The…

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