Persuasive Speech On Lowering The Drinking Age To 18

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Briar Clay Mrs. Bauch 05-16-16 Persuasive Speech Lowering the Drinking Age to 18 How many of you would like the chance to purchase an alcoholic beverage by the time you turn 18? Today I am going to go over some pros and cons on lowering the drinking age to 18. This is something I believe should be done in Iowa or even the whole nation. Upon researching this topic I learned that ever since the drinking age was increased to 21 years of age more people have died from drug over dose instead. Another fact on drug over dose is that it has increased 102% since the increase of the drinking age. One report cited by the Department of Justice says that between 1993 and 2005, the proportion of college students abusing opioids like Vicodin and Oxytocin?s…show more content…
I have done this by first describing the problem of having the drinking age be 21, seconds, going over a plan to lower the drinking age, and finally, showing you how things could be better If the drinking age were 18 years old. The drinking age being 21 is a problem because it take away from 18 year olds being called adults when they can?t even purchase alcohol. I ask you again to bring awareness to this by talking to your parents about it or even going online and finding a petition and signing it online with email address and your initials. Now maybe by the time you are 18 to 20 years old you will be able to purchase alcohol legally instead of relying on friends of age if you have fallen into drinking. Works Cited Brown, Kyle. ?Pros and Cons of Lowering the Drinking Age to 18? The Odyssey. Olympia Media Group, 2016. Web. 02 May, 2016. http://theodysseyonline.com Cary, Mary Kate. ?Time to Lower the Drinking Age.? U.S. News. U.S. News & World Report L.D, 07 May, 2014. Web. 10 May, 2016. www.usnews.com Should the Drinking Age be lowered from 21 to a younger age? ProCon.org. ProCon.org. 10 March, 2016. Web. 02 May, 2016.

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