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Drinking Age - 622 words
Why has America had so many problems with underage drinking? I think that there is way too much underage drinking by young adults in America. On the other hand, I dont believe that it is their fault. I feel, that the lawmakers should lower the drinking age. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1986 forces states to enforce the legal age of 21 years old or lose matching highway funds. Alcohol has been around since the beginning of time and its not going to disappear. I believe that alcohol is not a bad thing, unless you abuse it. Today, most young adults start drinking early in their high school years at social gatherings. During those years, they endure many changes in their lives. They ...
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Binge Drinking On College Campuses - 1,302 words
We have all heard the terms boozing, drinking to get drunk, sloshed, tanked, tipsy, tooted, hammered, and the like. But have you ever really thought about what you were saying when you used these terms. You were saying that all that you did the night before was binge drink. Binge drinking on college campuses is something that has grown to an all time high. All too often we have heard the horror stories of how kids are getting behind the wheel of a car after a night of binge drinking, and end up killing everyone involved, but themselves. Binge drinking is dangerous and until we all realize that it has serious effects, we will never fully understand it. The Harvard University student questionn ...
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College Binge Drinking - 1,923 words
Cause and Effect of College Binge Drinking As young people enter the culture of the college campus, they are confronted with many challenges and opportunities: the opportunity to be independent of parental control; the need to conform; and the insecurity of a new social setting. While national surveys have documented a significant decline in the use of other drugs by high school seniors and college-age youths, there have been only modest declines in the numbers reporting binge drinking. Teenagers and young adults drink alcoholic beverages at about the same rates they did five years ago. Binge drinking increases the risk for alcohol-related injury, especially for young people, who often combi ...
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Penalties For Teens That Drink And Drive - 1,231 words
Penalties For Teens That Drink and Drive About four years ago, I was on my way home from Fayetteville, when I saw a truck spin into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle. The man in the truck immediately went straight through his front windshield. The next day, as I was reading the newspaper, I realized that the man driving the truck was drunk. Therefore, I continued to read on and discovered that there were also two innocent passengers in the car that was involved. All three were pronounced dead at the scene. Without a doubt alcohol is the most popular drug in America. Alcohol is generally thought of as socially acceptable and relatively harmless. The laws for under aged drinking and dri ...
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Ronald Reagan - 869 words
Ronald Reagan was the fortieth president of the United States. The Republican served two terms during his presidency, after a career as being and actor, and governor of California. His first election he won against Jimmy Carter in 1980. In 1984, against former vice president Walter F Mondale, Reagan won in a landslide with 525 electoral votes, more than any other presidential candidate in the nations history. As Chief of State Reagan was a great example to the country on what a citizen should be. He brought back the trumpeters that announced the President and First Lady and also greeted foreign leaders. An example is when he met defected Polish ambassador Spasowski in December of 1982. Reaga ...
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Argument On The Legal Drinking Age In America - 538 words
High and College student are faced with a ever pressing issue each year. The legal drinking is one of the few responsibilities that American society feel they are not worthy for. We feel the legal drinking age should be lowered to 18. In Our studies we found the majority of states in the United States (31 of 50 states) have laws that prohibit or limit the consumption of beverage alcohol for those individuals under 21, in all 50 states it is illegal to posses alcohol. "Three have a national minimum drinking age of 21 (Malaysia, South Korea, and Ukraine)", (March, 1998). In countries where no exceptions are made, "26 countries have minimum drinking ages of 18", (March,1998). "Five have a minim ...
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Let's Drink -- Responsibly - 1,953 words
Introduction I. It is legal for each one of us, as adults, to drive cars, fly planes, vote, marry, pay taxes, take out loans, and risk our lives in the armed forces. Yet, it is illegal for us to sit down to have a drink in a controlled, supervised atmosphere, or even sip champagne at your own wedding. II. Remorseless drinking has long been a ritual of university life. Whatever the legal drinking age limit, it seems people are beginning to drink at younger and younger ages. After all, over 90% of you consume alcohol on an average of more than once a week. Efforts to decrease excessive alcohol consumption like stricter rules on campus only push the parties off campus and raise of the legal dri ...
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