Underage Drinking Persuasive Speech

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Close your eyes and picture this, you’re at a back to school party. Your surroundings consist of two things: kegs and liquor galore across the room and drunk ill-advised teens. At first, you’re having a terrific time hoping the best night of your life never ends, and then later it does. In a short amount of time, you had one too many drinks in your system. Not being aware you decided to step into your car, where unfortunately you died shortly after. As sad as it might be, this story is true for so many unlucky teens. This is the price that is being paid when irresponsible drinking takes place. You’re in a bad environment with no one telling you when to stop and that you had enough. No matter what, underage drinking is going to take place, so why not legalize it to 18? …show more content…
But no, it wasn’t legal and you weren’t in a safe environment and now you, of all people, is dead. In 1984, the national drinking age raised to 21 In response to the drunk driving epidemic of the 1970s. President Ronald Reagan passed the Minimum Drinking Age Act in July 1984, that mandated states increase the drinking age to 21. This seemed to work statistically for a while however, college kids today don’t seem to want to comply with this law. In fact, about four out of five college students drink alcohol, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. And more than 90 percent of this alcohol is consumed through binge drinking. With stats like these, it seems rather very unlikely that anyone can argue against the cause of young rebellious drinking. With that all being said, the legal drinking age should once again be lowered to 18 because it will help influence teens to not drink irresponsibly, because most countries around the world have lower drinking age, and because at age 18 you’re an adult that can make his or hers own