Why legal drinking age should be banned

  • Persuasive Essay On Lowering The Drinking Age

    Drinking alcohol is popular among most adults although it is not legal in every state to drink as soon as the proclaimed age of adulthood is reached. Personally I believe that the age should be lowered because upon turning eighteen years old so many new laws and regulations apply such as the right to vote and being able to serve in the military. Increasing the age has created more cases of underage drinking and illegal sales of alcohol to minors. The legal drinking age was raised to 21 because of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984. This stated that if a state did not enforce the legal drinking age of 21 that state would lose up to ten percent of their current highway spending from the federal government. States simply saw this…

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  • Effects Of Lowering The Drinking Age At 18

    Eighteen is considered adulthood, yet, at this age one is still not treated as such. When one turns eighteen, they become a legal adult, and receive their rights, except the right to consume alcohol legally. The drinking age in the United States is currently set at twenty-one. But, some people believe that twenty-one is too high for the minimum age and, think it should be lower. There are others who feel that twenty-one is a decent, mature age, and lowering it would encourage young to take part…

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  • The Drinking Age

    these provinces fifty nine percent have the minimum legal drinking age set at eighteen or nineteen years old. The United States of America is within the six percent of the world that has the age set at twenty-one. The primary reason for the increase of modulation in the U.S. and general belief in society is that having a higher minimum legal drinking age decreases alcohol related automobile accidents. However, there is little evidence supporting this claim. Even if there were an overriding…

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  • The Consequences Of The Binge Drinking Age

    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 brain, heart, liver…

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  • Legal Drinking Age Should Stay 21 Essay

    The minimum legal drinking age or MLDA should stay 21 because, alcohol can cause brain damage, a younger drinking age results in an increase in alcoholism, and most car accidents are alcohol related. Many people believe that when someone is of age to join the army or get married that they should also be able to purchase alcohol. Many people may not realize that this is one of the oldest arguments in the united states. The 18th amendment banned the buying, selling, transporting, and drinking of…

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  • The Arguments Of The Minimum Legal Drinking Age

    Cody Smith Ryan Scariano English 101 November 1, 2014 Minimum Legal Drinking Age There are many things that factor into what the people of today’s society think the Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) should be. This research paper is going to, first, give a little background on alcohol and what has happened in the past. It will then continue to provide evidence from either side of the argument as to whether or not the MLDA should be lowered or kept the same. I believe the minimum legal drinking…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Cell Phone Use While Driving

    In the Drive- Safely homepage, author claims, “The solution isn’t creating laws. If we have laws against texting, why don’t we have laws against the hundreds of other forms of driving distractions (radios, eating food, iPods, reading books, yelling at kids in the back seat, using a laptop, smoking cigarettes, drinking beverages, etc.). What we should do is produce new technologies that makes the practice safer for everyone. Blanketed laws only make things worse” (Rogers). Texting or Talking on…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Drinking Age At 21

    The drinking age has been a common topic of discussion for years now. Both sides have very valid arguments. That being if we should keep the drinking age in the United States at 21 or if we should lower it to 18. As I see it, I have no problem with how the drinking age is now, but I feel like the United States would work better with the age being lowered to 18. There are many reason why the drinking age was raised to 21. First of all, “the goal of the change in drinking age from 18-21…

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  • Effects Of Alcohol In Society

    Consumption of Alcohol within Society Alcohol has been around in society for many generations, and there are records in history that inform us of this. Sixty-one percent of the one hundred and ninety countries have set the drinking age at eighteen. The United States and eleven other countries have a MLDA (minimal legal drinking age) of twenty-one years old, this is the highest MLDA of all the countries where it is legal to drink (although some areas of India have drinking ages as high as twenty…

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  • Argumentative Drinking Age

    intoxicating while driving, or not excessively drinking and damaging your body. The drinking age in the United States today is 21 years of age or older, anyone younger than this is breaking the law with some exceptions. Although it has not always been set at this age. Alcohol has had issues with the government for decades. In the 1920’s the government banned the consumption of liquor, beer, anything with alcohol. After the prohibition era, the government knew they couldn’t outlaw the consumption…

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