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Legal Drinking Age To 18 Essay

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There are 245 deaths from alcohol poisoning, falls, burns, and drowning. There are over 1,196 deaths in the 2009 war the people were under 21. People don't die nearly as much from alcohol poisoning, falls, burns, or drowning all put together than they do in the military but people that are 18-20 can still join the military and other things to endanger their lives. The legal drinking age should be 18 years old, at this age you can make adult decisions, put your life and reputation on the line, and can make legal decisions on your own. One can make adult decisions at age 18. At age 18, one becomes an adult and is allowed to do a lot of things that one couldn't do at any other age. Alcohol consumption can interfere with development of the young…show more content…
At age 18 people can buy cigarettes, serve a jury, pawn stuff, get married, adopt kids, and make a will. 18-year-olds are typically entering a new phase of independence from their parents through college or the workforce, and are more susceptible to binge drinking, risky sexual activity. The definition of an adult is: A person who has attained the age of maturity as specified by law. In the USA, that age is 18, and with every American's 18th birthday comes all the rights, privileges and responsibilities of becoming an adult. It includes everything the good, the bad and the ugly. Everything, that is, except for one small thing: Alcohol consumption.Making drinking legal to 18 year olds could reduce or even eliminate unsafe drinking activities.There are fewer drunk driving accidents in countries with lower drinking ages.Lowering the drinking age would eliminate the thrill of drinking.
These things are decisions made for adults and since they are 18 they can make these decisions legally.(The Pros and Cons Of Drinking At 18) At 18 you can make adult decisions, put your life and reputation on the line, and can make legal decisions on your own. The legal drinking age should be 18, at this age you are an adult and should be treated like one and have the same responsibilities. I think people that are 18 and older should be able to drink alcohol. Altho since some people at age 18 are not responsible I think anyone under 21 can't buy alcohol
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