Why Drinking Age Should Not Be Lowered

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Shawn Vang
Philosophy 4 Chris Bauer Why the Drinking Age Should Not be Lowered
During World War two, there was limited amount of troops due to the age requirements while drafting. Because of this, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, president of the United States at the time, approved of lowering the drafting age from twenty one to eighteen years old. This strengthened the United States’ troops, but at the same time, it formed a gateway for more issues to be discussed in the future. At the time of World War two, not only was the drafting age twenty one, but you had to be twenty one to vote, and also, setting the drinking age was a state power. Because of this soldiers of ages eighteen to twenty began to raise the issue of being able to hold a weapon
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