The Drinking Age Of The United States Should Be Lowered

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An argument that many tend to dispute today, whether the drinking age of the United States should be lowered from 21 to 18. The drinking age for people to drink alcoholic beverages was made into law by the National Minimum Drinking Age Act. This ant enforced all states to raise their legal drinking age to 21. To get this law pass, the congress tried to strongarm the states, if the states did not comply, the government would take away their highway funds. Both arguments for it to be lowered and to keep it the same are beneficial in its own way, but to deny one side would either bring good or negative effects. Those who are against the drinking age to be lowered, argue mostly because of safety reasons. The other side argue that it the person…show more content…
Second, lowering the drinking age may lead to lowered perception of risk.” (Tamika Z.) Teens will most likely go on a binge of drinking alcohol, due to it being lowered. This would cause more accidents associated with alcohol, such as, kidney failure or addiction to drinking. Teens who happen to do drugs may even have more deadly problems. The age 18 in the United States is a huge difference to a person’s status from being a kid to a young adult. At the age 18, you are allowed to vote for who you believe will be a good candidate in the next election. You can do many things with this age, many doors are open for you. However, it is still illegal for you to drink alcohol. In the eyes of the law, you are consider an adult. In those same eyes, you are still considered a minor. In the United States, it is illegal for a minor to drink or purchase any type of alcoholic beverage. The minor, being anyone under 21, is mostly looked towards a person’s late teen years to early adulthood. Legally teens are not allowed to drink, but they still find plenty of different ways to go against the law. Whether they drink at home or a party. Keeping the drinking age high, would only cause more problems than good. Teens most certainly rebel against the drinking age, because it is fun. 18 in America comes with many privileges, it is the ultimate mark in your life that you are officially an adult, but if you can 't do something you want, you
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