A Heightened Drinking Age
826 wordsI believe a heightened drinking age would definately not stop underage drinking. Mainly due to the fact that it is considered acceptable in our society already. Drinking, unlike drugs, is considered acceptable in todays society. It is even considered a right of passage when a person first begins drinking. I have witnessed this myself. It is considered humorous, when a person is drunk, rather than disturbing. This action can often lead to alcoholism when the person is finally legal to drink. Sinc...
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Alcohol Related Problems Underage Drinking
963 wordsWhat is the significance of the number twenty-one? Is twenty-one the magical age when you are officially declared mature? Why is it then, that when you turn eighteen, you are able to fight for your country? The drinking age should be lowered from twenty-one to eighteen, because if you are old enough to die for your country and help make decisions for your country, than you are old enough, among many other things, to have a drink in your country. The drinking age should be eighteen, because eight...
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Age Of 21 18 Years Of Age
1,980 wordsFor thousands of years alcohol has been regarded by society as a temporary escape from reality and the tensions of everyday life. People use alcohol to reduce stress, to relax, and to enjoy a good evening. This should be the real purpose of alcohol drinking. This is the way in which alcohol should be looked upon. There should be no reason for alcohol drinking to be looked upon as negative action. Drinking alcohol however, is in fact regarded as a negative action by society and the government. Th...
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Age Of 18 Amount Of People
2,088 words... od results t b obtained which can prove the hypothesis being presented in this paper. The table below named Table # 1 shows the results gathered by the surveys. These results were gathered by different methods but they were all from anonymous sources assuring to write correct and true facts. Question: Under-Age Over-Age Under-Age Over-Age Home Country Drinking Age -- - 18 18 21 21 Average drinks per week? 6 to 10 11 to 15 16 to 20 11 to 15 Ever driven after drinking? 22. 2 % 61. 1 % 38. 8 % ...
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Lowering The Drinking Age
571 wordsIn Coors urges lower drinking age from The Washington Times, author Valerie Richardson compares and contrasts the different perspectives two candidates running for the senate have, about lowering the drinking age. The topics discussed in this article are worthy of examination because the issue of lowering the drinking age is not something that everyone agrees with. This leads us to analyze more the policies we have and criticize whether we thinks is right or wrong. One of the man points in this ...
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Argument On The Legal Drinking Age In America
569 wordsHigh 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 minim...
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Legal Drinking Age Cause Of Death
1,595 wordsWhen you let your 16 year old go to a party, what do you really think they will be doing? Playing board games and watching movies are not things that go on at teen parties anymore. The main purpose of going to these parties is not to beat so and so in a board game, or to see Brad Pitt in a movie. The reason why the majority of these adolescents go to parties is to get DRUNK! ! This has been a major problem for many decades now, since young adolescents are more and more involved with alcohol ever...
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Minimum Drinking Age Legal Drinking Age
2,025 wordsIntroduction 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 % o...
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Legal Drinking Age Age Of 18
430 wordsDr. Russell English 1020 - 47 October 23, 2001 Drinking Age: Lowered or Not The drinking age in the United States is 21. How ridiculous is that? You are able to do so many things at the age of 18. When a person reaches the age of 18, he or she can leave their homes or be kicked out, and become their own legal guardian. They no longer are required to have their parents sign their name to any documents pertaining to them, and are now considered an adult except when it comes to alcohol. When a pers...
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1,539 wordsThe introduction of young people to beverage alcohol varies considerably in different cultural settings. In many societies the age at which the purchase and public consumption of beverage alcohol becomes legal is also the age at which other "adult" rights and responsibilities are bestowed. What is neither clear nor consistent is the age at which this should occur. Communities recognize the capacity for alcohol to be abused, particularly by young and inexperienced drinkers. The imposition of a le...
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Lowering The Drinking Age Younger Age
910 wordsLaurent 1 English 102 December 1, 1997 Lowering the Drinking Age to 18 Since the increase of the drinking age to 21 has taken effect in New York state, the argument for lowering that limit has been heated. The current age for the consumption of alcohol in the United States is 21 (Consequences). Just as it is stated in the following quote, age limits for minors are inconsistent. Why is it that 18 year old U. S. citizens can legally obtain a drivers license, register to vote, be forced into jury d...
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Lowering The Drinking Age Consume Alcohol
549 wordsOld Enough Over the past couple of years, the views of many people have changed considering the drinking age. We are now living in a time when teenagers are forced to handle more responsibilities than in the past. Which is why the state drinking age should be lowered to the age of 18. Of course there are many reasons why a parent or guardian would not want their child to consume alcohol. There are certainly many risks involved with the consumption of alcohol. However, there are certain reasons w...
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Drunk Driving Accidents Drinking Age
1,081 wordsDrinking is a big problem that causes many teen-age deaths in the United States, however, many people still argue that the legal age for drinking should be reduced to eighteen. This issue has been brought up many times, but the law has not been changed since the change to twenty-one in 1980. States have become stricter about preventing under-age drinking, but teen-agers have no problem getting alcohol. There are many arguments in favor of changing the drinking age back to eighteen. The facts sho...
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Legal Drinking Age Todays Teenagers
624 wordsEveryone knows that it is illegal to consume alcohol until the age of 21. Many people are in agreement with this legal restriction. Some would even say that it should be raised. However, the legal drinking age sometimes causes more problems than it prevents. First, it is necessary to question this law. Why is 21 the magical age that makes one intelligent and mature enough to consume alcohol? In an alcohol summit held in Boulder Colorado, Boulder County Sheriff George Epp said Theres a general be...
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Legal Drinking Age Age Of 21
1,031 wordsSHOULD Underage Drinking UNDERAGE DRINKING SHOULD THE LEGAL AGE BE 18 When teen-agers turn 18, their parents tell them that they are adults and send them into the world. They go to college, get a job, join the military. They do grown-up things like vote, pay taxes and become parents. But they can? t go to the bar for a beer because when it comes to liquor, they are still just kids. Where? s the fairness in the 21 -and-older drinking law? Where? s the logic? I myself wonder this everyday. I mean ...
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Age Of Twenty Alcoholic Beverages
638 wordsThe Drinking Age Should Be Lowered to Eighteen Why is it that eighteen-year-olds can legally obtain a drivers license, register to vote, be forced into jury duty or a draft, can be tried as an adult and even put to death, but cannot buy and consume alcoholic beverages legally? I think these laws are very contradicting. Eighteen-year-olds are supposed to be adults, responsible for their own actions, yet they must wait until the age of twenty-one to consume alcoholic beverages legally. The way to ...
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Age Of 21 Age Of 18
843 wordsThe DRINKING Age Why cant the legal drinking age be lowered to 18? This is a question asked by thousands of kids and adults under the age of 21 years. Over all if you think about it is sort of ignorant how the government made the required drinking age 21, were they thinking that when you reach 21 yrs of age you are more responsible and more privileged than any one else? I guess no one really knows. But, really why did the law mandate all states to raise the drinking age to 21 in 1987. I mean com...
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Underage Drinking Irresponsible Drinking
901 wordsEveryonePersausive The forbidden fruit Everyone knows that it is illegal to consume alcohol under the age of 21. Why is 21 the magical age that makes a person intelligent and mature enough to consume alcohol? Sure, some adults abuse alcohol and some teenagers would be perfectly able to drink responsibly. Why not 18 or 35 or 40? This seemingly random number is associated with adulthood, as if the day a person turns 21 they know everything and are mature. The drinking age use to be 18 in some stat...
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Legal Drinking Age Driving Under The Influence
759 wordsShould the Drinking Age be lowered? Many questions have been posed concerning the drinking age in all fifty states within the United States. Should it be lowered back to eighteen? What will the consequences be? Will there be more fatalities? What will insurance companies think? And, will it actually serve as a barrier to the underage consumers? All of these questions and many more are only the beginning of the controversy surrounding the legal drinking age. There are many valid reasons why the d...
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Minimum Drinking Age Years Of Age
651 wordsIn 1987, the power of the 21 st Amendment of the Constitution was in question by South Dakota and the State Secretary of Transportation (1983 - 87), 1 Elizabeth Dole. The 21 st Amendment declares that states have complete control over production, sale, and transportation of alcohol and that liquor importation and sale are no longer prohibited among states of the US (since the prohibition law of the 18 th Amendment). However, a federal law states that in order for a portion of federal highway fun...
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