National Minimum Drinking Age Act

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    alcohol. About 12% of alcohol consumption comes from underage drinkers. At the age of 18, a person is considered a legal adult so why deny them the right to drink? Alcohol consumption increases with age but teens are going to drink whether it is legal or not. Lowering the drinking age would minimize illegal underage drinking. Underage drinkers usually binge drink which is unhealthier than casual drinking. Binge drinking occurs since teens are not allowed to drink, therefore they drink more…

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    people may think that raising, or keeping the drinking age the same, will reduce drunk driving accidents and keep people under 21 away from alcohol. This is hardly the case. When the drinking age was raised to 21 in the U.S, drunk driving accidents only lowered 9% and 78% of teens have already had their first drink. Only 26% of high school seniors believe it is wrong for underage teens to drink. While there are so many things you can legally do at age 18, when you become a legal adult, you…

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    Effects of alcohol on brain functioning and neurotransmitters As the underage brain is still developing, especially the frontal cortex. The effects of ethanol alcohol) will affect reasoning and skills more than someone over the age of 18 whilst possibly stunting brain growth and development in the frontal lobe which can cause long term malfunctions such as brain clots and loss of brain cells in the hippocampus (Government of Western Australia.2014). This is due to the central nervous system…

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    when it comes to college drinking. A study done by Neighbors, LaBrie, Hummer, Lewis, Lee, Desai & Larimer (2010) focused on alcohol consumption, perceived drinking norms, and identification to reference groups. Drinks per week was used as a variable in these studies. This was operationally defined by using the mean of the modified Daily Drinking Questionnaire. Perceived descriptive norms were measured using the Drinking Norms Rating Form, which operationally defined drinking norms by using the…

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    The legal drinking age have always been a controversial subject to speak on.The current requirement of age to drink is as meaningless as a door that leads to nowhere. Many believe the current law is contradictory. The age restriction have also been proven to have no impact on society. The creation of this law have increased needless amounts of convictions due to drinking. Thus, the current legal drinking age should be lowered. Firstly, many citizens believe the current law is contradictory when…

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    Option 1: Attain the current legal drinking age at 18 To keep the legal age at 18 would be a viable option due to that there is other aspects rather then increasing the age, that influence a young persons not to drink and drive. A clear example of this is the decrease in young drink drivers over the years is due to laws such as zero tolerance laws, general alcohol safety laws and safety belt laws being brought into place. This decrease can also be seen in Queensland after provisional drivers…

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    Statement of Problem According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), all states that wanted to keep U.S. federal funds for their highway systems had to adopt the .08 threshold of drunkenness for driving since 2000 (“Legislative”). To most, the topic of drunk driving is very simple: it should be illegal. However, few people ever hear the counter argument to these mostly agreeable laws. According to a Gallup poll in 2000, 72% of Americans agreed with the lowering of the…

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    Adults but not adults at the age of 18 How are we adults, if we’re not seen as adults? In the United States, the age of adulthood is 18. At the same time, people are restricted from being able to consume alcohol, in a responsible way. If we are declared adults at 18 we should have the right to decide if we drink or not. The minimum legal drinking age should be lowered to 18 because 18 is the age of adulthood in the United States, you can do everything in the world but you're prohibited to…

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    In my opinion I think if it would have been just the Franks living in the secret annex because they would of had more food for themselves, less fighting and not had to worry as much. first they would of had more food. They would not of had as many mouths to feed so the food they brought to the annex would of lasted longer and they would not of been as hungry. They also would have not had to suffer as much and they would of been happier and not Hangry 24/7. Secondly, I believe she there would…

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    In 1984 the legal drinking age was raised from 18 to 21; Keeping this in mind Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that “people aged 12 to 20 years drink 11% of all alcohol consumed in the United States” (“Fact Sheets - Underage Drinking.”). This rise in age not only blew up within society and media but also created a platform for a new debate over the 21 vs 18 drinking age. A plethora of people all across the nation have joined the debate and added their two cents to the argument.…

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