The Pros And Cons Of The Drinking Age

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People believe that alcohol is essential to have a great party. Alcohol affects the parts of your brain that control movement, speech, judgement, and memory. This is why some people cannot remember the night before when they went out drinking. Everybody knows that most teenagers have had a drink of alcohol before their 21 birthday. Most teenagers do drink regularly or binge drink. There is nothing much anybody can do to prevent underage drinking. You can tell a teenager or anybody they cannot have something, it inclines them to want it even more and will go to extreme lengths to obtain it. In 1984, Congress passed the law stating the legal drinking age in the United States was 21. (Alcoholism Timeline). I disagree with this law and the legal…show more content…
Most teenagers want the drinking age lowered to 18. If people can go off and die for there home country, they should be able to have a drink of alcohol. “According to a report published by CNN, back in the 1970s, when the government lowered the voting age from 21 to 18, many states followed up by lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18” (Drinking Age 21). According to Drinking Age 21, around 4,700 deaths per year. The reason for the drinking age being raised back to 21 is in part of the Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (Drinking Age 21). The United States is one of the few developed countries whose legal drinking age hasn 't wavered in the last 20 years [1996-2016], and it 's smart at keeping the drinking age right where it is” (Drinking Age 21). Those 4,700 are statistics from all age groups, not just underage drinking. The real problem is drinking and driving, not underage drinking. Lowering the drinking age to 18 and offer new drinkers smart and controlled ways to drink could reduce this number. According to Lowering the Drinking has Serious Consequences, lowering the drinking age in the 1980’s led to a sore in unintended pregnancies and higher fetal alcohol syndrome babies born. Another repercussion of lowering the drinking age is th availability of it. If you lower the drinking age to 18, all grade levels of high school have an easier ticket to alcohol. According to Pros and Cons of Lowering Drinking age, new drinkers are more likely to buy their underage friend alcohol even though it is still
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