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Underage Drinking And The Drinking Age

- Drinking alcohol has been a staple in American culture dating back even beyond colonial times. As a direct result, drinking at a younger age became widely accepted and was considered to be a part of growing up and becoming an adult. While the drinking age was initially defined as twenty-one, this eventually changed - beginning in the 1960’s - and was lowered to eighteen in most states across the country. However, a dramatic increase in the amount of alcohol-related accidents occurred, thus leading to strict legislation passed by Congress in which the national drinking age of twenty-one was again enforced....   [tags: Drinking culture]

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Teenage Drinking And Teen Drinking

- Everyday, illegal acts of teenage drinking are committed among the U.S. There are several countries outside the U.S. who have a lower age limit on drinking. The issue that comes up with teen drinking is when is too early and what drinking does the earlier the adolescent starts. Approximately 18 million adults have an addiction to alcohol. Approximately 1,825 unintentional deaths are caused by alcohol (McBride). Although these facts about alcohol are horrifying, the facts have nothing to do with adolescent drinking and everything to do with the consumption of alcohol....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholism, Legal drinking age]

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Drinking Alcohol Among Underage Drinking

- There are many different views on drinking alcohol especially underage drinking. Everyone is different in his or her views on the drinking age. Some think it should be lowered and other believe that it should be raised. Then there are some that believe that is should remain the same at age of twenty-one years old. Keeping the alcohol consumption age at twenty-one limits the dangers to only those not over twenty-one. Lowering the drinking age will cause more problems than it fixes, but people will argue against that, and other countries have lower to no age requirements at all....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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Drinking Is The Act Of Drinking

- College is a time where a person can explore exactly who they are and develop themselves as adults. However there are many people that fall prey to certain stimuli that college can have. Alcohol has been such a staple of college that separating the two is nearly impossible. At UNLV there is a problem with alcohol that leads to multiple counts of violence and for some leads to death. Alcohol consumption is a natural occurrence that happens throughout many people’s lives. One of the easiest gateways to alcohol has been through college....   [tags: Alcoholism, Drinking culture, Alcoholic beverage]

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Underage Drinking And The Drinking Age

- Since this country was born it has been raised on alcohol, even the prohibition couldn 't stop the Americans from doing what they love to do. But back then they were lenient on the age to consume alcohol. But in 1980’s Ronald Reagan passed the Drinking Age Act which permanently raised the drinking age to twenty-one through out the nation. Which people asked themselves is this right. When at eighteen you 're legally allowed to be on a official jury, vote for the next president and fight for your country....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholic beverage, Alcohol law]

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Drinking Binge Drinking : A Huge Part Of The College Lifestyle

- Drinking is a huge part of the college lifestyle. Understanding why students are motivated to engage in drinking behaviors could help to reduce drinking and the problems that arise from overconsumption of alcohol. In the past two decades there has been a significant rise in studies pertaining to binge drinking by adolescents as well as young adults, the definition of binge drinking varies (Bonar, Young, Hoffmann, Gumber, Cummings, Pavlick, & Rosenberg 2012). The purpose of the current study is to support the evidence that social factors have a big impact on drinking habits in college students as well as other motivators....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholism, Binge drinking]

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Drinking Smoking Should Be Legal Drinking Age

- As the current legal drinking age remains to be 21, adolescents today are increasingly drinking large amounts of alcohol behind the backs of others. Along with this being illegal, alcohol-related dangers within our youth like dependency, disease, and irresponsible behaviors are problems that many are finding ways to prevent by increasing awareness; some people have even suggested that raising the drinking age would be the ultimate solution. However, is the constant routine of warning adolescents and preventing them from drinking really working....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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The Drinking Age Act Of 1984

- Drinking and driving is a dangerous combination at any age. Everyone has something to do with the drinking age. Our grandparents or great grandparents were affect with the drinking age being 18 then being changed to 21. We now are affected because the drinking age is 21 and we want it to be 18. So whether it has to do with waiting until their 21 to do it legally, to drinking underage, and to fighting to get it lowered to the age of 21. This is because of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984, which raised the drinking age from 21 to 18....   [tags: Drinking culture]

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Underage Drinking Is A Serious Issue

- Addressing Underage Drinking Underage drinking is a serious issue. It is very common amongst young kids, and can create harmful effects, if not handled the right way. Pons Diez & Berjano (1999) state some of the issues that can come from drinking alcohol include: “cirrhosis, pancreatitis, hemorrhagic infarcts and some forms of cancer” (as cited in Seinfeld & Galarza, 2014). That is why the issue of underage drinking must be put under control. However, in order to do so, one must first understand the origin of underage drinking, listed statistics and facts, possible solutions for combating underage drinking, and understanding underage drinking from a Christian worldview before moving forward...   [tags: Drinking culture]

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The Drinking Age Should Be Lowered

- The Forbidden Fruit Once a person reaches the age of 18, he or she is allowed to tattoo their bodies, smoke tobacco, gamble and even enlist in the armed forces. As an adult, they want to be treated as one, but how can they feel like an adult if hanging around with their friends and drinking beer while watching TV is illegal. Of course, that does not stop them, though. The United States is one of the few countries that still have such a high minimum drinking age. Therefore, although most people think young adults (18-year olds) are irresponsible, the minimum drinking age should be lowered to 18 because they deserve to be recognized as adults in order to avoid illegal, uncontrolled drinking a...   [tags: Drinking culture]

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The Effects Of Underage Drinking On Children

- Ninety percent of alcohol addictions start in the teenage years. Very rarely do teenagers live on their own, meaning that almost all teenagers go home at some point in the day to their parents. Anyone under the age of 21 that consumes alcohol is considered an underage drinker. Adolescents often don’t realize the damaging effects drinking can have on their communities, their families, and their lives. Underage drinking, besides being illegal, is a broad public health problem that presents many risks....   [tags: Alcoholism, Drinking culture, Binge drinking]

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The Legal Drinking Age Should Be

- To Lower or Not To Lower What do you think the legal drinking age should be. According to Camille Paglia, The National Minimum Drinking Age Act was passed by Congress 30 years ago. That is 30 years of the legal drinking age being 21, why change that now. Perhaps it should be changed because it is “a gross violation of civil liberties,” or maybe it is simply unfair. Paglia, along with others believe the consumption of alcohol should be a choice. An individual should be able to dictate what they drink and how much they drink, regarding all types of beverages, including alcoholic ones....   [tags: Drinking culture]

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Should The Drinking Age Be 18?

- It is apparent that the legal drinking age has been a long disputed topic. Many people support lowering the drinking age to 18, while others are against lowering it. Although there are pros and cons of keeping the age at 21, it is clear that both parties are concerned for teen safety and to make sure they understand the consequences and dangers associated with the consumption of alcohol. While researching this topic online to get a better understanding of the consequences and benefits of changing the drinking age, I came across your article “Raising the Drinking Age to 21 Has Been a Disastrous 30-Year Experiment” in The New York Times about why the drinking age should be 18....   [tags: Drinking culture]

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The Legal Drinking Age Of 1984

- The legal drinking age is the age which one has to attain to be protected by the law when purchasing or drinking alcohol in the given country. The national minimum drinking age act of 1984 raised the legal drinking age from the previous 18 years to 21 years (Carpenter & Carlos). The enactment of the law saw the United States get into a group of four states in the world where the legal drinking age is above 18 years with the other three countries being Japan, South Korea, and Iceland. In the recent past, arguments have been advanced on whether the legal drinking age in the United States should be lowered to eighteen years or remain at 21 years....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholism, Binge drinking]

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The Legal Drinking Age Of America

- The legal drinking age in America is twenty one years old and it should stay this way because it improves the wellbeing of those underage. The drinking age was raised to 21 after the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 and it withdrew funds for roadways of states who did not set their drinking age to 21 (1). There have been modifications for this law per individual states. For example, 45 of the 50 states have made some modification to the drinking age, that being allowing a lowering if under the right conditions....   [tags: Drinking culture]

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College Students And Their Drinking Habits

- INTRODUCTION College, a place once populated by contemplative students, has experienced an unexpected twist over the past few years: 1,825 deaths, 599,000 injuries, 696,000 assaults, and 97,000 cases of sexual abuse (College Drinking ). These are such drastic numbers, but there is only one reason for all these corrupted acts of society: alcohol. Abusing the privileges of alcohol corrupts students’ mind, intellectually and socially. In 2008, over 80% of United StateS college students have had at least one alcoholic drink in a span of over two weeks (Johnston, O’Malley, Bachman, & Schulenberg, 2009)....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholism, Binge drinking]

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The Effects Of Binge Drinking On College

- West Hills College Coalinga has 29 percent of its students aged nineteen 1 and under a lack of places of amusement. With little else to do, these students turn to parties and illegal substances. A combination of this and poor time management causes students to get behind in their studies, perform poorly in sports activities, adds the risk of overdosing, and increasing impulsive behavior. “People 18-25 make up twenty percent of the population that use illegal drugs.”(Carl, p. 159) “In 2009, the National Institute on Drug Abuse did a study and found that 25 percent of high school seniors had been binge drinking in the past two weeks of study.” (Carl, p....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholism, Binge drinking]

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Lowering The Minimum Drinking Age

- All 50 states have set the minimum legal drinking age to 21, although some states have made exceptions. Raising the drinking age to 21 in order to avoid teenage drinking has instead created excessive drinking in private places, therefore producing more danger (“Minimum”). The national drinking age was raised from 18 to 21 in 1984; it was not until 1988 that all 50 states had a minimum legal drinking age of 21 (Wechsler and Nelson 986). Drinking underage is permitted in certain circumstances in 45 of the states; 29 states allow it on private property under parental consent, 25 states allow it for religious purposes, and 11 for educational purposes (“Minimum”)....   [tags: Drinking culture]

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Lowering The Minimum Drinking Age

- Alcohol has been a part of human society for thousands of years. In many cultures, alcohol is used in numerous important social occasions and in religious ceremonies. Alcohol is also used to celebrate, to mourn, to create friendships, and to seal business deals. In 1984, Congress raised the minimum legal drinking age from eighteen years old to twenty years old. As a result of this act, adults who are between the ages of eighteen and twenty and who are of age to serve and die for their country, get married, vote, and serve on a jury, are no longer allowed to have access to alcohol and relieve themselves after a hard and stressful day....   [tags: Drinking culture]

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Lowering The Legal Drinking Age

- Lowering the Legal Drinking Age From 21 to 18 In the United States the legal drinking age, with a few exceptions, is 21; this should be changed from 21 to the age of 18. This would help high schoolers and college students who generally commit the act of underage drinking anyways to avoid long lasting legal repercussions. This would also remove the excitement that many underage drinkers feel since for many, it would now be legal. This would help to lessen temptation and encourage today’s youth to drink in a more safe and responsible environment since it would be considered a normal activity and would no longer need to be done in secrecy....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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Europe On The Drinking Age

- Lopez, German. "Europe Has Lower Drinking Ages than the US - and Worse Teen Drinking Problems." 2016. Web. 14 Nov. 2016. http://www.vox.com/2016/1/26/10833208/europe-lower-drinking-age A huge part of my essay runs off the general idea of Europe being a very successful country because their drinking age is lower than ours. Also, that the U.S. alcohol involved death rate is a lot higher than most of Europe’s because we have a higher drinking age. This source, being a lot different form the others talks mainly of how Europe is not doing as good as we think they are when it comes to alcohol....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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Lowering The Legal Drinking Age

- Lowering the Legal Drinking Age Almost everyone can agree that alcohol should not be given or allowed to children under a certain age. Alcohol is a substance that is very dangerous and if you used incorrectly or immaturely the consequences can be a great danger to the users or the ones around them. The recent discussions regarding drinking are about whether the legal drinking age should be lowered from twenty-one to eighteen. This controversial issue has been specifically relevant to college students because drinking has become a big part of college life and can be found all over college campuses....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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The Minimum Legal Drinking Age

- Hannah Gates Ms. Carlson Pre-AP English II 4 November 2015 The Minimum Legal Drinking Age in the United States Bob Marley once said, “Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” This is the case when it comes to teens and alcohol. In America, the National Minimum Legal Drinking Age is a topic of great debate and controversy. Many people argue that the age restriction provides a safe environment for all citizens; whereas others disagree that the law creates an untrustworthy aura among teens....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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Lowering The Legal Drinking Age

- Alcohol in the hands of an irresponsible person can be deadly. Furthermore, for anyone to consider lowering the legal drinking age to eighteen, seems ludicrous. In 1984 the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 was passed, raising the legal drinking age to 21, Surprisingly, many politicians and legislators begin to speak out about the decision. Mac McCann who argued for lower the drinking age to eighteen stated, “American adults who are old enough to marry, adopt children, serve on juries, enter into contracts, operate businesses, employ others, go to prison, be executed, obtain abortions, hunt with deadly weapons, fly airplanes, drive cars, purchase pornography, vote and risk their l...   [tags: Drinking culture]

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The Minimum Legal Drinking Age

- As I sit at the pub, laughing, talking, and drinking with my friend Clare, and her brothers in England, I wish so dearly that I could have the same experience with my friends back in the United States. Having just gone out to dinner with Clare and her family, we decided to end the night with a few drinks. As her brothers ask me a plethora of questions about what it’s like living in the states, I tell them about our minimum legal drinking age being 21, and that where I live, what I was doing would be highly illegal....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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The Minimum Legal Drinking Age

- First of all, there is a need to address all of those persons that have joined the ranks of adulthood. Congratulation’s. Now, all males will need to go down to your local post office or online and signup into the Selective Service System. Unfortunately, this is your first obligation to society upon turning eighteen in the United States. Therefore, when the next draft is implemented; numbers will be drawn calling them up to serve their country in time of war. As for the women, joining the service, is on a volunteer basis....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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Lowering the Drinking Age

- Most people have heard about the debate in the U.S. about lowering the current drinking age. A lot of people believe that it should be lowered, but also there are a considerable amount of people who think it should stay the same. This debate has been going on for several years now and it seems like there will be no change as of now. The drinking age in the United States is currently 21, however, for several reasons it should be lowered to 18. People find it bizarre that the tobacco age is 18, but the drinking age is 21....   [tags: Drinking Age]

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Lowering The Drinking Age

- Lowering the Drinking Age 82.6% of the world’s countries’ legal drinking age is below 19 years old; 73% of those countries’ legal drinking age is between 18 and 19 years old. The U.S. is a small percent of the world that’s drinking age is 21. There is much debate on whether to lower the drinking age or not. Some say at 18 our brains are not developed enough for alcohol and “children” under the influence are more dangerous; however, on the opposition other countries thrive even with the lower drinking age....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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Lowering The Drinking Age?

- In the late 1960’s to mid-70’s the legal drinking age was 18 because the voting age of 21 was lowered to 18. However, in 1984 a bill was passed that every state in the United States was to change the legal drinking age from 18 to 21. Although this is a highly controversial topic many young adults believe lowering the drinking age back to 18 is best because if they may vote at the age of 18 then, they should be allowed purchase alcoholic beverages. In an article “Should the U.S. lower its drinking age?” written by Brandon Griggs introduces the pros and cons of lowering the drinking age....   [tags: Alcoholism, Drinking culture, Binge drinking]

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Teens and Drinking

- Whether it’s potty training, learning to ride a bike, learning to tie shoes, learning to drive a car, getting a first job, etc, how many times in people’s lives do they say “I’m a big kid now, I can do it all by myself” . How many times are the previous said whenever the maturity level does not correspond to it. Foundations have to be laid before a person can go out alone. A baby cannot be potty trained before they even know how to walk. A child cannot ride a bike without first learning with training wheels and practice....   [tags: Alcohol, Drinking Age]

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Is Lowering The Drinking Age Worth It?

- Is Lowering the Drinking Age Worth It. At age 18 people are legally an adult you are able to buy cigarettes and in california you are able to vote but in the eyes of science you are not fully developed until the age of 21 and some people are not developed until age 25, that is a big difference from 18 and should really be considered before even thinking about lowering the drinking age. Prohibition, which was the denial of alcohol being made sold or consumed in the United States from 1920 to 1933 and it seemed to do more harm to people than good....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcohol abuse, Binge drinking]

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Lowering The Drinking Age Of 21

- Lower the Drinking age to 19 There is a huge debate whether the drinking age of 21 should be raised or lowered from 21. The problem, I see with under age drinking is that almost anyone can obtain alcohol easily by knowing a 21 year old friend. The legal age in the United States is 18, if you can go to war at 18, vote at 18, smoke cigarettes at 18, and drive a vehicle, why should the drinking age be at 21. At 18 you are basically an adult with responsibilities. At 18 we are making big decisions in life, like deciding which school to attend, whether to join the military, and where to work....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age, Alcoholism]

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The Legal Drinking Age Of 21

- Is the legal drinking age of 21 working in the United States. According to various surveys taken in the last few years it is not. According to some recent national surveys that have been taken about “90 percent of U.S. high school students have consumed alcohol beverages” (Kiesbye 2). So what should we do about the drinking age limit should we leave it as is and hope for the best, or should we take action and find a solution to this issue. One of the big issues people what with lowering the drinking age is the increase in fatal traffic accidents....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age, Alcohol law]

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The Drinking Age Should Not Be Mandatory

- Witnessing the cruel acts of war at eighteen is permissible in the United States, but drinking is restricted. America has had laws on the books about drinking even before national Prohibition in 1920. While, it can be argued that if someone can fight for their country they should be allowed to have a beer, there has been more detrimental effects on several different factors that prevent the age from being lower. Dr. Alexander C. Wagenaar from University of Minnesota found that the 1970’s included age limit experimenting between eighteen and twenty years old within the different states....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholism, Legal drinking age]

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The Legal Drinking Age Of The United States

- 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....   [tags: Drinking culture]

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The Legal Drinking Age Of The United States

- Many people believe alcohol is essential to have a great time. Alcohol affects the parts of the brain that control movement, speech, judgment, and memory. This is why some people cannot remember the night before they went out drinking. Everybody knows that most teenagers have had a drink of alcohol before their twenty-first birthday. Most teenagers do drink regularly or binge-drink. There is nothing much anybody can do to prevent underage drinking. If a teenager is told they cannot have something, it inclines them to want it even more....   [tags: Drinking culture]

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Should The Minimum Drinking Age?

- At age 18 people are legally an adult you are able to buy cigarettes and in california you are able to vote but in the eyes of science you are not fully developed until the age of 21 and some people are not developed until age 25, that is a big difference from 18 and should really be considered before even thinking about lowering the drinking age. Prohibition, which was the denial of alcohol being made sold or consumed in the United States from 1920 to 1933 and it seemed to do more harm to people than good....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcohol abuse, Binge drinking]

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Lowering The Legal Drinking Age

- The legal drinking age has been a highly controversial topic since the prohibition. After the prohibition in 1933 the legal drinking age was either set or lowered to the age of 18 in states such as North Carolina, New York, Florida and a few others. There are both pros and cons to lowering the legal drinking age. There are many cons to lowering the drinking age, such as; medical studies have shown in young adults that the consumption of alcohol may interfere with the development of the individual’s brain but more specifically the frontal lobe....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcohol law, Legal drinking age]

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The Alcohol Drinking Age Laws

- “Lanahan told Stahl Gordie lay passed out on a couch for nine hours, until someone called 911 for help. ‘Gordie died alone in an empty room with his friends surrounding him. And it 's just very preventable. Just inexcusable,’ Lanahan told Stahl. Gordie died of alcohol poisoning.” (CBSNews) According to National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, college drinking occur to four out of five college students. More than 90 percent of the students who drink also do binge drinking. It is “a pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration levels to 0.08 g/dL....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcohol law, Legal drinking age]

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The National Drinking Age Act Of 1984

- The National Drinking Age Act of 1984 was the law that basically told states they had to enact a minimum drinking age of 21 or they would lose up to 10 percent of their federal highway funding. Due to that fact the states quickly complied. This law does not prohibit drinking but outlaws the purchase and public possession by anyone under the age of 21. There are exceptions to this law such as possession and drinking for religious reasons, while in the company of parents, spouse, or guardians who are over the age of 21, medical uses, and during legal employment....   [tags: Drinking culture]

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Lowering The Legal Drinking Age

- Adolescence is a time for teens to grow and mature into young adults. However, sometimes growing up takes a wrong turn when illegal substances are involved such as alcohol. Underaged drinking increases the risk for academic failure, and illegal drug or tobacco use. Underaged drinking also increases the risk for crime, health problems, and death. In 1984, an act was put in place to raise all fifty states’ minimum drinking age to 21; this act unfortunatley does not completely prevent underaged drinking, however it has helped save approximately 17,000 lives from alcohol related fatalities (Get Involved)....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholism, Legal drinking age]

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The Legal Drinking Age Should Not Change

- It is no secret that a great amount of teenagers drink. Some for fun or maybe even from peer pressure. It is true that we cannot stop them, but does that mean we should make it legal. agreed and on July 17, 1984, he signed into law the Uniform Drinking Age Act mandating all states to adopt 21 as the legal drinking age within five years. By 1988, all states had set 21 as the minimum drinking age. He changed the law for a very specific purpose; to prohibit drinking to those under the age of 21. Lowering the legal drinking age does not reduce drinking only puts young adults at risk....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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Why The Drinking Age Should Be Lowered

- When high school graduates go off to college it is a whole new world. Living in a new place with no parents around to tell them what to do. These young adults no longer have curfews and are now responsible for making their own decisions. It’s a big deal becoming an adult, not only because they are in college but also because in the eyes of the United States when a teenager turns eighteen they become a legal adult. With becoming an adult comes many new responsibilities, a person can now vote for the next elected representatives, they can live on their own and pay their own bills; it’s a brand new world for young adults....   [tags: Drinking culture]

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The Drinking Age Should Not Be Lowered

- We knocked on the door of the off-campus apartment, as it opened we were confronted with the heavy stench of alcohol. A young girl was passed out on the living room floor, a pile of empty beer cans filled the kitchen sink, and the deafening music rattled the window panes. A group of girls managed to stumble past us. They waved goodbye to the host, who was handing drinks to me and my sister. It was not my first time drinking. In fact, everyone there was quite experienced – after all, it’s college....   [tags: MLDA, Underage Drinking]

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Lowering The Minimum Drinking Age

- A constant battle between a set drinking age in America has caught the attention of many professors and young people who have used the studied information to suggest their own views on whether or not the minimum drinking age should return to eighteen as in the past, or remain the same. This law was passed in order to reduce the number of drunk driving accidents in 1902 but may have indirectly demanded focus onto the exposed hazards speculated towards the younger, upcoming drinkers through this act....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age, Alcohol law]

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Binge Drinking Is A Huge Phenomenon

- Binge drinking has become a huge phenomenon that people fail to acknowledge. Many people feel that underage binge drinking has increase while others might disagree saying that underage drinking has decrease. The truth is binge drinking has been misrepresentative and the definition has been changed over the course of years. What most would consider to not be binge drinking in the past, is now consider to be binge drinking in the present. Binge drinking is a serious problem in today’s society that affecting the physically, mentally, and emotionally well beings of today generation of kids....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholism, Beer]

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The Drinking Age Should Be Lowered

- There are numerous problems involving alcohol in the world today, including alcoholism, drunk driving, and alcohol poisoning leading to death. Many of these problems involve minors and are linked to drinking underage. The legal drinking age in many states is twenty-one years old. The purpose of this law is to keep minors out of danger: away from drunk driving, alcohol poisoning, and injuring the brain before it is fully developed. The government supports the belief that people are not ready or responsible enough for alcohol until this age....   [tags: Lowering the Drinking Age for Alcohol]

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The Legal Drinking Age Of Twenty One

- Even though there are some clear advantages to keep the legal drinking age of twenty-one, there are a few groups of people who are strongly opposed to the issue. At the moment, some argue that this is a country of freedom, and should focus on that and not how many people of a younger age die in car (Wilkinson, 2008). Not all people should be defined by others mistakes, and not all teens will drink and drive if allowed to drink. There should not be segregation in what freedoms some have because of age....   [tags: Drinking culture]

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Lowering The Minimum Age Requirement Of Drinking

- Talk to nearly any teen in America and most will tell you either they or someone they know have participated in underage drinking at one point in time. There is a lot of speculation surrounding the reasons so many teens drink before they reach the legal age limit. What is understood, is that this country’s higher than average drinking age is a factor in this underage drinking issue. The state’s requirements of a 21 age limit on consuming or purchasing alcohol is negatively impacting today’s youth and encouraging disrespect of the law....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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Legal Drinking Age Should Be Legal

- Legal Drinking Age Just because alcohol is legal for those over twenty-one years of age, does not mean it is safe, or any less harmful than other substances.” Nemours Foundation found that teens that drank alcohol regularly were more than likely to have problems in school, try other drugs, and participate in delinquent behaviors such as stealing or vandalism” (Escherick). Later on in life, it recorded that they had liver disease, frontal lobe disorders, as well as short-term memory loss. These same problems are happening on college campuses as well all over the U.S....   [tags: Drinking culture]

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Effects Of Binge Drinking On Public Health

- One of the world’s leading health risks is the he harmful side using of alcohol known as binge drinking (WHO,2011:5). Binge drinking is the activity of drinking amount of alcohol in a short period of time, usually in order to become drunk (longmandictionariesonline.com). And it is becoming increasingly recognized that it is a pattern young adults tend to have (Hermens at el.,2012:4). According to the research, binge drinking can be a major threat to public health. This essay looks deeply in to the binge drinking problem....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholism, Binge drinking]

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Raising The Minimum Legal Drinking Age

- Victoria McKay Carreira-Ching ENG 200 10 May 2015 Essay 3: Final Raising the Minimum Legal Drinking Age Will Ensure a Better Future A current debate on the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) in the United States has had many age groups fighting hard for their side after there had been rumors stating that the current legal drinking age of 21, would be further raised to 25. However, according to Allie Healy, a journalist and Community Engagement Specialist, she claims that these rumors are false in her article, “Drinking age being raised to 25: Truth or a hoax?” In this article Healy states, “Just more than 9 million people have visited a website that claims the drinking age will be raised to 2...   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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The Drinking Age Should Be Lowered

- How can an 18 year old be able to die for his/her country in a war but is not able to buy an Alcohol beverage. In 1987 the United States passed a national law that prohibited anyone that is under 21 years old to be able to consume an Alcohol beverage. Before 1987 the legal drinking age was 18. In the article “Should the U.S. lower its drinking age?” by Branson Griggs, he gave convincing ideas to why the drinking age should be lowered as well as gave facts to why the drinking age should stay at age 21....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholic beverage]

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Lowering The Drinking Age On State Governments

- In the United States at age 18, a person is legally allowed to buy tobacco, vote, get married, enlist in the military, and work in a bar, among other privileges. However, in most states, he cannot legally drink champagne at his own wedding or have a beer with his fellow comrades. 18 is the age of adulthood in the United States, and adults should have the right to make their own decisions about alcohol consumption. Turning 18 entails receiving the rights and responsibilities of adulthood, which involves making one’s own decisions and reaping the consequences of one’s own actions....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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The Drinking Age Should Be Mandatory

- Lower the drinking age “The world is at your fingertips” is what many are told on their 18th birthday. At this age the individuals can vote, serve in the military, and are encouraged to ruin their credit scores by taking out student loans. 18 is the magic age at which citizens gain their rights, all except the right to drink. It is no secret that underage drinking occurs all the time, but there are dangers when minors feel that they must tiptoe around with it. The legal drinking age should be 18 years old to create a safer and more logical system....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholic beverage]

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Legal Drinking Age Should Be Lowered

- Legally being able to drink is a big responsibility The age of when someone should be able to legally drink has been debated over since 1920 when the prohibition law was put into effect. In 1984 the drinking age raised from 18 to 21, which is now starting to become controversial. When someone turns 21 they are officially an adult because they can legally drink, although many people under the age of 21 have drank before. Arnold-burger and the choose responsibility article both have their views on whether or not the drinking age should be lowered and they agree and disagree at times in their articles, but both agree this issue needs to be solved....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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Binge Drinking Is An Amount Of Time

- Binge drinking could be identified into various definitions or how would an individual interpret it. As for s for college students would define it as "a way to drink non-stop, just for fun", or "excessively drinking until drunk". Binge drinking can be interpreted in a scientific form, like "NIAAA defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels to 0.08 g/dL. This typically occurs after 4 drinks for women and 5 drinks for men—in about 2 hours. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)." It would overheat between both gender, males and females as to how is alcohol being consumed in an amount of time....   [tags: Alcoholism, Binge drinking, Alcohol]

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Should The Alcohol Drinking Age Decreased?

- Should the alcohol drinking age decreased. Introduction: The legal drinking age in America is 21, in the past it differed by state ranging from 18, 19 to 20. Through the years it’s changed and after the Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 where it went from 18 to 21 and stayed there. Throughout the years it has gone back and forth with discussion. Thesis: Should the drinking age be lowered back to 18 is a question that has been asked countless times. The thinking for many is if you are old enough to go to war, vote get married, and take out loans then you are old enough to buy a beer....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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The Effects Of Drinking Among Teen Agers

- Drinking among teen-agers has risen nearly one-third over the last forty years (56), and it is accompanied by many negative side effects. Alcohol damages the brain, the body, and many social aspects of young peoples’ lives. The NCA estimates that there are around 3.3 million “problem drinkers” in the United States (U.S) that are between the ages of fourteen and seventeen (62), becoming the number one drug of choice for teens in the U.S. over tobacco and other illegal drugs (47). Genetics, family, peer pressure, school, advertising, and access to alcohol are majority of the reasons youth drink, and think it is okay to drink (6)....   [tags: Alcoholism, Drinking culture, Binge drinking]

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Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered?

- Chris Skinner finished his shift at a local pizza shop, where he worked, at 9:30. It was time to party hard he thought to himself as he was clocking out. He met up with some of his friends at Josh Dymtruk’s house in Flamborough. When he arrived his friends were playing a drinking game with cards in the back yard called kings. Dymtruk told everyone to leave by midnight. Skinner was “sloshed” according to his friend Kyle Barron, but even so Kyle invited Skinner over to his house where the party could continue with kyle’s parents....   [tags: drinking, social event, alcohol, ]

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We Should Lower The Drinking Age

- ... The simple answer; you cant make those important life changing decisions when your at that age or, Congress had constantly made many mistakes representing what an adult should be for years. How is someone mature enough to decide wither they would be willing to die for their country but still not be capable of handling the decision of if they can decide wither or not to drink alcohol like an adult does. ProCon.Org has pointed out many issues about how lowering the MLDA would also help the youth in a positive way by “Decreasing the alcohol related accidents per year” and “Decreasing the probability of binge drinking in our youth”....   [tags: alcohol, drinking age, teen drinking]

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The Minimum Drinking Age Act Of 1984

- “Alcohol is a toxic, potentially addictive drug that causes more damage to the individual and society than all illegal drugs combined—in fact, alcohol kills nearly seven times more young Americans than all illegal drugs combined (Katherine, Nicholas 19).” When the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 was passed on July 17, 1984 that was a day the United States took a step in the correct direction with a problem with alcohol. What the bill did was any state at that time allowing young adults under the age of 21, would not be allowed to purchase or publicly possess alcohol....   [tags: Drinking culture, Legal drinking age]

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Lower the U.S. Drinking Age

- The drinking age should be lowered to eighteen instead at twenty one. People all around the world drink alcohol. In many countries they have a low age limit or no limit at all for drinking alcohol. In the United States the drinking law is set to the age twenty one. Many young Americans are caught drinking under the age everyday. At the age of eighteen you are supposed to be considered an adult, you can go to war and die for your country, you can vote, you can buy cigarettes, but you can't buy alcohol....   [tags: USA, drinking age, alcohol,]

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The Safe Drinking Water Act

- The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) is the main federal law that ensures the quality of Americans ' drinking water. SDWA was originally passed by Congress in 1974 to protect public health by regulating the nation 's public drinking water supply. The law was amended in 1986 and 1996 and requires many actions to protect drinking water and its sources: rivers, lakes, reservoirs, springs, and ground water wells. SDWA authorizes the United States environmental protection agency to set a health based standard for drinking water to protect from naturally occurring and manmade contaminants in the drinking water....   [tags: Drinking water, Water supply]

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Lowering The Minimum Drinking Age

- Beer, liquor, white lightning, vodka, moonshine, jack daniels, wine, clear: all various forms of alcohol. Alcoholic beverages can be extremely dangerous, and the government has taken numerous steps to prohibit young adults from gaining access to it. Currently many states are debating lowering the minimum drinking age, however there are numerous factors that should be considered before making this decision. “Debate over lowering the drinking age is heating up in several states, fueled in part by legislators who contend that men and women who are old enough to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan are responsible enough to buy alcohol legally” (Source C)....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Drinking culture]

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Preventing Underage Drinking From Happening

- Alcohol is one of the most commonly used and abused drug among teenagers in the United States. Excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths among teenagers each year. As a result, there has not been much done to avoid this situation. Since, the age was actually set to twenty-one around 7000 to 10,000 lives have been saved. Nevertheless we still have teens drinking illegally and harming their lives and others. In addition, stricter laws, educational programs, and parent involvement should be implemented to prevent underage drinking from happening due to the fact that it is essential to saving young lives....   [tags: Drinking culture]

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Lowering The Minimum Drinking Age

- MLDA: To Reduce or Keep the Same The topic of US’ states lowering the minimum drinking age of eighteen or keeping the age of twenty one has been a hot, controversial topic over the past few years. As of July 1988, each of the fifty states has made their MLDA, minimum legal drinking age, twenty one (Eastman). Given that each state has the same drinking age, it greatly reduces drinking and driving among teens because they cannot drive to another state, drink, and return home while intoxicated. Although both sides of the argument propose great reasoning and supporting evidence for what the MLDA should be, the age being reduced to eighteen would be disagreeable....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholic beverage]

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Binge Drinking Among College Students

- Binge Drinking Among College Students Zach Wamp once stated that, “Because these kids get away from their parents, they binge drink until they are sick. Dozens of them are going to the hospital, and some of them dying…” This statement could not be truer. Binge drinking among teens, especially college students, is a serious problem in today’s world. This is an easily fixed problem, however. If teens and college students’ free time was filled with participating in more extracurricular activities, there would be less time for binge drinking, or drinking in general....   [tags: Alcoholism, Drinking culture, Binge drinking]

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Drinking Beer, An Alcoholic Drink

- Beer, more commonly known as ale, is an alcoholic drink produced by the breakdown of starch and fermentation of the developed sugars. The starch and enzymes that break it down are commonly made from malted cereal grains, wheat, and barley, or secondary starch sources such as corn, or rice. Almost all beer is flavored by the addition of hops, which acts as a natural preservative and adds bitterness, though other flavorings such as herbs or fruit may be included as well to add a more appealing taste....   [tags: Beer, Brewing, Drinking culture]

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Lowering The Legal Drinking Age

- For years there has been a pressing issue on whether we should lower our legal drinking age from 21 to 18. Debates have gone back and forth between what is right and what is wrong regarding the drinking age. At the age of 18 we are considered as adults and are able go to war for our country, buy tobacco, vote, and even though we have been given these rights, we have yet to be given the right to drink alcohol. When an individual first turns 18 they are then allowed to join the army. Young men at this age are required to register for the draft within 30 days of their birthday....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Drinking culture]

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Drinking Beverages Of Any Kind

- When I was a kid, I loved running down to the convenience store with my friends to grab a Pepsi or Coke. My childhood was compromised of the satisfaction of playing for hours on end outside and at the end of the day sitting around with friends drinking sodas and eating random snacks. As kids, no one thinks about the health complications involved with what we eat or drink because…it just doesn’t seem to matter then. The older and maturer we become, the more we start to over analyze and critique the amount and types of food we put into our bodies....   [tags: Coffee, Drink, Obesity, Drinking]

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Lowering The Drinking Age

- Lowering the drinking age Is our youth ready to handle the responsibility of how much alcohol is too much. That is the question we must ask ourselves. Most of our youth has proven that they can 't handle it they have showed us it by their actions. If the majority of our youth is irresponsible then how can we put our faith in them to make good choices. If most americans in the u.s. have drinking problems then imagine how our youth will be with their new found freedom. Once they turn 21 they go out and get so trashed that they have no idea what happened the prior night....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcohol law, Legal drinking age]

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Underage Drinking And The Age Of 21

- Alcohol is Poison Everyone knows a drinker of some sort. In college, being drunk is almost more accepted than going to a church service. Most students don’t even give a second thought to going out with friends and knowing they will not remember the night ahead of them. Alcohol abuse is normal in college. Considering that “alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among America’s youth, and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks. ” it’s not a surprise that the cluster of young adults on college campuses are normalizing alcohol abuse (Underage Drinking)....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholism, Alcohol abuse]

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Social And Cultural Aspects Of Drinking

- Binge drinking and alcoholism have been a long-time concern in American society. While the government and schools have made great efforts to tackle the alcohol problems by enacting laws and providing education, the situation of dysfunctional alcohol consumption hasn’t been sufficiently improved. In the essay “Drinking Games,” author Malcolm Gladwell proves to the readers that besides the biological attributes of a drinker, the culture that the drinker lives in also influences his or her drinking behaviors....   [tags: Alcoholism, Drinking culture, Alcoholic beverage]

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Lower the Drinking Age

- When people turn eighteen they are finally considered an adult. They can join the army, vote, buy cigarettes or tobacco products, get a tattoo and even die for our country. Although everyone considers that person to be an adult, they are still not old enough to buy or consume alcohol. A person can be responsible enough to live on their own, make their own money, pay their own bills, and yet they are still not considered old enough to purchase or consume any type of alcohol. Lowering the drinking age to 18 would help prevent the crime and personal injuries that are caused by alcohol abuse....   [tags: drinking age, alcohol]

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The Effects Of Drinking On College Students

- Every year, drinking affects college students, as well as college communities, and families. Part of growing up, beginning a college career acquiring new found freedoms is to learn how to balance responsibilities and consequences when poor choices are made. The penalties of drinking may be minimal if one does not partake in excess. However, binge drinking has reached epidemic proportions on many college campuses. Numerous students, school organizations such as fraternities and sororities, upper level students and other people around campus condone it....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcohol abuse, Drinking culture]

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The Drinking Age Should Be Banned

- Individuals use alcohol for various reasons; celebration, anxiety, peer pressure, sadness, boredom, insomnia and rebellion are a few. Teenagers fall under the class of these individuals. The drinking legal age is currently twenty one, however drinking illegal age is as low as zero. I can guarantee you the drinking underage rate would drop if the age is brought down. Underage drinking has turned into an epidemic all throughout the world, more so in the United States than anywhere else. I contend that the American drinking age should be brought from 21 down to 18 years old....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholic beverage, Alcohol]

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Underage Drinking in Australia

- ... It is hard for parents to be able to prevent their teenagers from consuming and experimenting with alcohol, but they can at least kindly encourage their children to drink it with limits. Australian parents believe that the alcohol that their teenagers are consuming isn’t as harmful as illegal drugs, and that it doesn’t cause health issues, death and other risks, When in realitythe risks of alcohol consumption in teens state otherwise, this is because underage drinking can cause the following: Binge drinking, , brain damage, injury, and in the worst case, death....   [tags: binge drinking, teenage years]

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The Effects Of Alcohol On The Drinking Age

- From its beginning, the consumption of alcohol has always been a hot button issue, and today it is no different, because of this, the controversy surrounding the current drinking age will always be up for debate- is it effective at 21 or should it be lowered to 18 years old. There are numerous pros and cons for each side of the argument; it just depends on who you talk too. Age, gender, and social class are just a few of the things that seem to influence persons’ stance on the current drinking age and it seems as if this debate will go on for years to come....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholic beverage, Alcoholism]

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The Legal Drinking Age Is 21

- Americans have the right to vote when they reach 18 years old, which is one of statutory civil rights; people who are over 14 years old can drive legally in many states, for many young people, they are looking forward to this moment, because it means they can have a car of their own and have real freedom, no longer dependent on their parents or other adults to take them to the places they want. But for young people who want to drink, the minimum legal drinking age is 21 years old, mainly refers to the liquor and drinking in public places....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholic beverage, Adult]

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