Lowering the drinking age to 18 (Body paragraph two:http://www.indiana…
Lowering the drinking age to 18
Body paragraph one:
Binge drinking is more common in those who can't legally drink yet.
29 states already allow underage drinking with parental consent
Regardless the drinking age most intoxicated accidents happen from underage drinkers
fewer accidents in countries with a drinking age of 18
12% of students will skip class to go drinking
Body paragraph two:
18 and 19 year olds could safely drink in a controlled environment.
Drinking could be taught through role models, and/or class courses.
Mature and sensible drinking would be expected in these settings.
Based on research collected over the years
drinking by these youth is seen as an enticing "forbidden fruit," a "badge of rebellion against authority" and a symbol of "adulthood."
"Prohibition didn't work in the past, so what makes us think that it'll work this time."
Body paragraph three:
When turned 18 you have fight for your country, marry, have a baby, etc. But we are not allowed to consume alcohol.
Highest minimum legal drinking age in the world.
The legal drinking age in the United States has been 21 since the National Minimum Drinking Age Act in 1984 signed by president Reagan
Keep in mind, the week before, Reagan had publicly stated ice cream was “a wholesome and nutritious food.”
young kids in other kids who can drink at 18 are more informed about drinking, and therefore are more responsible about the way they drink.
Body paragraph four:
A Minimum Legal Drinking Age Of 21 Encourages Dangerous Drinking Habits
A Lower Minimum Legal Drinking Age Would Help The Economy
America should focus more on mental health support than if an 18 year old is drinking because they're depressed.
The Minimum Legal Drinking Age Does Not Protect Americans From Traffic Accidents
Imagine telling a little kid not to touch something. Well when you tell them not to do something it makes them want to do it even more. It's the same concept with under age drinking.
The opposition (paragraph 5):
Decreased amount of drinking in the U.S
Decreased amount of traffic accidents due to underage drinking.
Lowers the amount of drug dependence, depression, early pregnancy, pregnancy difficulties, etc.
Results in a longer healthier life