Drinking At 18 Research Paper

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Patrick Burns Dr. Michealian College Writing 7 December 2012 Fight at 18, Drink at 18 There has been an ongoing controversy in the United States on whether the drinking age should be lowered to 18 like most of the world or if it should stay at 21. Underage drinking has been a disputed issue for years, which begs the question: why is it not under control? Teenagers continue to buy alcohol with fake IDs, drink illegally, and get into bars. It has been proven that these underage incidents are happening on not only on college campuses but in high school settings as well. Clearly there are many reasons why drinking age should be lowered to 18, the most obvious being that too many people are drinking before they are 21. Liquor stores, bars, and clubs all want to make money, and if they can get away with selling to underage teens, then they will. By now is it obvious that the law has not succeeded in preventing the under-21 group from drinking? There are multiple facts that provide reasons why the…show more content…
If the age was lowered, the cops would have a lot less on their hands and could stop dealing with underage intoxicated kids all night and focus on more important issues. Also, lowering the drinking age would mean that freshmen and sophomores in college would be able to buy their own alcohol, instead of using risky means to come by it. Some people argue that lowering the drinking age to eighteen, it would cause kids to start drinking even younger. While this is a possibility, it is not nearly as likely for fifteen year olds to start drinking three years from when they’re legal, because they still live at home. If the drinking age varied from state to state kids from nearby states would go to the lowered drinking age states to drink which would cause more accidents. If the entire country was the same age, such dramatic increases probably wouldn’t be
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