The Drinking Age Should Be Lowered

1542 Words May 11th, 2016 7 Pages
In today’s world alcohol has a major role. Whether it be for celebratory reasons or the exact opposite many people love to have an alcoholic beverage. Some enjoy getting a slight buzz off of it while others love to let go and and get drunk but for the most part it is an enjoyable act. Around the world many different countries have different laws placed on drinking alcohol and some are controversial. With the majority of the world having a drinking age of 18 years old many often wonder why does the United States have their own at 21 years of age. This has been a topic of much discussion and drama ever since the law was put in place by the US government. There are many people who agree with the law the US have placed on alcohol but there are even more people who have a problem with it. Not only do these people have a problem with the age but they also have their points in why the drinking age should be lowered to 18 years.
Many American students have their first taste of alcohol when they get to college. These individuals are experiencing this for the first time at what is most likely an unsupervised event at a fraternity house or somewhere else away from parents and authority. The excitement of having an alcoholic drink for the first time often leads to these young adults to drinking more than they can handle. Because these kids have no sense of safety regarding drinking, a dangerous situation may quickly arise. If the drinking age is lowered to 18, then these individuals…
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