In 2010 in the United States, one person died approximately every hour as the result of an alcohol-impaired driver; of these drivers, nearly fifteen percent were under the legal drinking age of twenty-one (Bell). …
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In refute, if they have to illegally get alcohol, they aren’t mature enough to be drinking anyway; Not lowering the age goes against the Constitution that states that people are officially adults at the age of eighteen. In refute, the age limit exists to protect young, undeveloped people from accessing a harmful substance Conclusion: Proposals have been brought up that would educate and license young drinkers, though this would still go against keeping youngsters away from a substance they cannot handle; The drinking age should remain the same as it has already proven to be more effective at keeping people safe Argumentative Essay In 2010 in the United States, one person died approximately every hour as the result of an alcohol-impaired driver; of these drivers, nearly fifteen percent were under the legal drinking age of twenty-one (Bell). It has been in the works for many years to lower the drinking age from twenty-one to eighteen, but many have fought against it.
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Carter. The A-Z Encyclopedia of Food Controversies and the Law. Santa Barbara, Calif: Greenwood/ABC-CLIO, 2011.) There are the majority of the states which have kept the dinking age at the 21 years whereas on the other hand, there are some which have reduced the underage drinking to 18-20 years.
In America drink age is 21 even though a person gets voting rights at the age of 18. America is believed to be one of the most civilized countries in the world. It should be noted that in most of the European countries, the drink age is 18 whereas in America, the authorities are not allowing the people to drink until they reach 21 years of age.
This essay explores the role that house parties play in the prevalence of underage drinking, what laws are in place and whether the current policies are adequate. The current levels of punishment for underage drinking and both selling and providing alcohol to minors appear to be insufficient to deter this behavior from being frequent, and in many cases people are not caught.
The debate regarding the minimum alcohol drinking age has been in the limelight for the past few decades. The discussion here will take place with the view that “lowering the drinking age in the United States where the minimum drinking level currently stands at 21 years is the need of time and it is the only viable long term solution to the drinking problems”.
In the adult population, binge drinkers form 23 percent of the population but drink 76 percent of the alcohol. Frequent bingers form 7 percent of the population but drink 45 percent of the alcohol. The survey made the conclusion that most American adults either abstain or drink very little.
This paper is an attempt to evaluate the benefits of increasing the drinking age from various aspects of an individual’s life as well as the impact on government and society in a broader spectrum. There is a dire need to restrict their access to alcohol because it is a fact that starting to drink early can impose several short-term as well as long-term disadvantages.
Alcohol Consumption in the United States
It is undeniable fact that, alcohol consumption is the third leading cause of most deaths in the United States. For the past years, alcohol consumption has been the major contributing factor to road accidents and the leading cause of death for young adults and youths.
This paper intends to support the assertion that legal drinking age should be lowered to eighteen in the light of the existing pragmatic evidence and the ground realities. The paper will rely for support and material on the latest academic textual sources, besides resorting to an ample usage of simple logic and common sense.