Legal Drinking Age Essay

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  • The Minimum Legal Drinking Age

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    for debating whether the Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) in some states of the United States should be lowered from 21 to 18 as it is in most countries in Europe. Although an 18-year-old is regarded as an adult in the United States and having the right to vote, buy a lottery ticket, a pack of cigarettes, get a tattoo, and join the army, they do not have the legal right to buy and consume alcohol. So, in this essay, I am going to explain why Minimum Legal Drinking Age should not be reduced to 18 because

  • Increase in the Legal Drinking Age

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    Another reason why the legal drinking age was changed is because of the fact that the adolescent brain is not fully developed; it is supposed that “excessive alcohol intake causes brain damage” in teens. However, in order for damage to occur, the drinking has to be extremely excessive. If there are only a few of these extreme bingeing “episodes,” they do no harm to the adolescent brain (Minimum Drinking Age). David J. Hanson, a professor at the University of New York at Potsdam, states, “There’s

  • Lowering The Legal Drinking Age

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    As we know, the United States has the highest drinking age in the world. By 1988 the entire U.S had adopted the Federal Uniform Drinking Age Act, which set the drinking age to twenty-one. However, in 1920 the United States banned the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcohol. This era known as the Prohibition sparked the popularity of hidden underground bars and events. The Prohibition Era is a prime example of how people did anything to intake alcohol and eventually this led

  • Binge Drinking And The Minimum Legal Drinking Age

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    Karzhova Marina Erin Beaver English Composition II 5 November 2014 Binge Drinking and the Minimum Legal Drinking Age In the year 1984, President Ronald Reagan enacted a law that increased the minimum drinking Age all U.S states to 21 years. As a result, it is believed that the mortality rates due to road accidents reduced from 5,000 in the 80’s to 2, 000 in 2005 (Dean-Mooney). However, the issue of binge drinking remains unsolved with learning institutions having to deal with it every semester. In

  • The Legal Drinking Age Should Be Lowered

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    In the United States of America, the National Government requires the states to enforce a legal drinking age of twenty-one. Where as the world average drinking age is eighteen, and in some Countries it is even lower where it is possible to get a beer at sixteen years of age. Taking that into consideration, there is a great deal of controversy in the United States on what the legal age should be to purchase and consume an alcoholic beverage. The largest issue being that you are considered to be an

  • Legal Drinking Age : Should It Be Altered?

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    Legal Drinking Age: Should It Be Altered? The legal drinking age has been an ongoing controversy for decades, consisting of people who are for lowering, raising, or keeping the age with multiple reasons behind each side. It is commonly known that consuming alcohol can have life-threatening effects on the human body, but these effects can be much harsher at a younger age. Reducing the age for eighteen year olds may result in senseless acts from the drug. Statistics prove that maintaining

  • The Legal Drinking Age

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    The Legal Drinking Age In the United States, the legal drinking age is 21+, but to join any branch of the United States military you must be 18+ unless your parents to give consent at 17. This raises the question, “Why can you fight and die for your country but not be old enough to drink?” I am going to agree with this statement, if you are legally an adult by 18 then why shouldn’t you be able to make your own decisions? The main reason every state has the age for legal alcohol consumption at 21

  • Legal Drinking Age

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    The Legal Drinking Age in America As someone under the age of twenty-one and in college, the legal drinking age is an issue with which I am familiar. In my experience and according to my research, people in the United States start drinking far before the age of twenty-one. The legal drinking age is much debated by scholars and students alike; some find that twenty-one is the right age while other feel like it should be lower-- like in many other countries around the world. Despite strong

  • The Legal Drinking Age

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    Legal Drinking Age In the United States the legal drinking age is 21 years old, while quite drastically all over the world the drinking ages in many countries are 18. If these countries have lower drinking ages and statistically better education scores and crime rates it could be beneficial for the government to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18, or it may be detrimental to the society. Historically the minimum drinking age for the country was 21 due to the fact that after the 21rst

  • Minimum Legal Drinking Age Should Be Lowered

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    Minimum Legal Drinking Age Should be Lowered “Adults under 21 are deemed capable of voting, signing contracts, serving on juries and enlisting in the military, but are told they are not mature enough to have a beer.” ("Amethyst Initiative: Rethink the Drinking Age"). The causes behind the minimum legal drinking age standardization nationally has not been alleviated in the past couple decades and should be repealed. The minimum legal drinking age should be lowered to the age of eighteen which

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