The Pros And Cons Of Lowering The Lower Drinking Age

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In the United States teenagers are considered adults at the age of 18 years-old and are mature enough to be able to vote, to go to war, and to buy cigarettes. However, 18 year-olds in the United States by law are not old and mature enough to drink any kind of alcohol. That is because the U.S is known to have the highest drinking age in the world. Most countries have a minimum age of 18 years old or have no minimum drinking age at all, however, the U.S requires that by the MLDA-21 (Minimum Legal Drinking Age) law that 21 is the minimum age to drink (Kiesbye). As always, there are two views to a situation. Many Americans oppose this law and believe that the drinking age in the U.S should be lowered but, statistics show that lowering the drinking age in the U.S would only worsen the existing problem of underage drinking (Kiesbye). Also there are more negative factors contributing to teenagers who are legally able to drink at younger ages than there is for teenagers’ who are legal to drink at the age of 21. Therefore, I believe that the drinking age in the U.S should not be lowered because lowering the drinking age would only cause more harm to teenagers health and would increase drinking at a younger age. Estrella 2 There are many reasons on why the U.S shouldn’t lower its drinking age. The first reason is that if the drinking age in the U.S is lowered then it would only result in teenagers drinking at a younger age than the legal drinking age. According to the article
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