The Drinking Age Should Be Lowered

2353 Words Dec 9th, 2014 10 Pages
Drinking Age Over the years the drinking age or the drinking laws have been questioned and changed many times. For a few years now more recently question being, should the drinking age be lowered to eighteen? Or why shouldn’t it? In the United States, binge drinking has been a big problem. Its one of the top causes for traffic tragedies as well as other health issues that come along with it, especially among college students. However since the drinking age has changed from being 18 to 21 there has not been a change and or a decrease in deaths due to drunk driving accidents, suicide, homicide or delinquency. The drinking age should be lowered to eighteen because in the United States, eighteen is the age of adulthood and your mature enough to make these kinds of decisions. After fourteen years of the national Prohibition, it finally came to an end in 1933, meaning you had to be twenty-one to buy or consume alcohol at this time. In 1972 Iowa lowered there drinking age to nineteen after decades of it being the same post prohibition. A year later Iowa lowers there drinking age once again down to eighteen years old, and also businesses are allowed the sales of alcohol on Sundays. Once again Iowa decides to rise their drinking age eight years later to nineteen years old, but allowing individuals born on or before June 30, 1960 to be grandfathered in. And lastly on July 1, 1986, Iowa’s legal drinking age is raised to twenty-one and remains until this day today due to President…
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