Should the drinking age be lowered are say the same?
I personally think the drinking age should be lowered
Teens find a thrill in doing things they aren’t supposed to, so by decreasing the drinking age be are decreasing the amount of alcohol they will probably consume
Odds are teens would not want to drink as much if it was legal.
Many teens also drink because of peer pressure
87% of high school seniors have used alcohol.
That means that a large quantity of teens under the age of seventeen to eighteen have used alcohol before.
They like the whole “breaking the law” feel
Whether we keep the drinking age 21 or lower it to 18 teens will continue to drink
They have ways of getting alcohol, whether us be from their parents liquor cabinet, or their local gas station.. They find their ways.
If we lower the drinking age it would be like reverse psychology
They think that they can drink when ever they want because they age is lower, but in reality they won’t want to drink If they don’t have t be sneaky about it
Lying to parents
Adults under 21 are deemed capable of voting, signing contracts, serving on juries and enlisting in the military, but are told they are not mature enough to have a beer.
Honestly is I can enlist in the military and kill people for the sake of our country I should have the right to have a drink
If this country deems me able to be mature enough to vote for the president of out country at 18 I should be able to have a drink
In 1984 Congress passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which imposed a penalty of 10% of a state's federal highway appropriation on any state setting its drinking age lower than 21.
By choosing to use fake IDs, students make ethical compromises that erode respect for the law.
- The trill (like to rebel)
- Able to vote and enlist but not drink
18 is the age of adulthood in the United States, and adults should have the right to make their own decisions about alcohol consumption
At the age of 18, a U.S. citizen can vote in an election, defend and possibly die for their country and make all kinds of decisions regarding their life and body. If I want to vote democrat, I can. If I want ink up my body, I can. If I want to fill my lungs with smoke, I can do that too. Going wine tasting with some friends, however, is somehow too far. There is no reason 18-year-old adults should be denied the right to partake in alcohol. At the age of 18, I believe young adults are old enough to make their own decisions regarding alcohol.
- Traffic accidents and fatalities are most common among newly legal drinkers, regardless of the drinking age.
In 2009, the 21- to 24-year-old age group had the highest percentage of drivers in fatal crashes with blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) levels of .08 or higher – 35 percent. Any increase in traffic accidents or fatalities in 18- to 20-year-olds would be offset by a decrease for those 21 and older.
- The drinking age being 21 isn’t helping anyway because teens will continue to drink
Allowing 18 year olds to drink alcohol in regulated areas with supervision would decrease unsafe drinking activity.
Tolerance comes with age and responsibly
Intro: Drinking alcohol has a lot of excitement behind it when you are under the age 21.
Body Paragraph #1: Teens love the idea of being “rebellious”.
Topic Sentence: The trill of breaking the law seems exciting to teens. 87% of high school seniors have at least tried alcohol. Whether we keep the drinking age 21 or lower it to 18 teens will continue to drink, so we should make it safer. If drinking was legal then teens would be able to drink in a supervised area. Police would be able to keep them safe because teens would be trying to run from them. Drinking age in Australia is eighteen, and in UK is as low as sixteen in restaurants. Studies have showed that those teens/adults are perfectly