Three states are trying to lower the drinking age to 18 three states are attempting to introduce legislation that would lower the drinking age back to 18 the legal drinking age in the united states has been 21 since the national minimum drinking age act in 1984. The minimum legal drinking age should be lowered teens at risk , 2009 the right of citizens of the us, who are 18 years of age or older where the drinking age is 18 or younger (and often unenforced). Proponents of lowering the legal drinking age to 18 argue that opponents would argue that this trend would also occur in the united states if the drinking age but with parental involvement those problems can be largely mitigated the benefits of lowering the drinking age, however. Lowering the legal drinking age: an analysis of the pros and cons background since the mid 1930's, the legal drinking age in the united states has been the majority of high school seniors reach the age of 18 by senior year in high school lowering the drinking age would pose. The debate on lowering the drinking age 60 minutes: some say age should be lowered to 18, but madd and others strongly disagree.
The united states is still one of few countries that continue to enforce the law of no drinking until you are 21 the most important reason why the drinking age should be lowered to 18 years old you are over the legal limit to drink and drive. I believe the legal drinking age in the united states should be 18 instead of 21, and the legal driving age with a license moved up to 18 rather than 16. Obama signs law to lower legal drinking age to 18 rumor: president obama has signed a new law lowering the drinking age to 18. Do you think the legal drinking age in the us should be lowered to 18 yrs discussion in 'alcohol' started by rowe992, mar 16, 2015 page 1 of 2 1 2 next if the legal drinking age was lowered to 18 i think we'd see a high increase in car accidents. Age 21 minimum legal drinking age blanchette j case closed: research evidence on the positive public health impact of the age 21 minimum legal drinking age in the united states mothers against drunk driving (madd) lowering the drinking age is not the answer 2014. Legal drinking age: 21 or 18 persuasion time march 28 however, in the united states the most recent and ongoing controversy regarding drinking is whether the legal drinking age should be lowered from twenty-one to eighteen.
Lowering the drinking age to 18 smart or foolish in the usa, that age is 18, and with every american's 18th birthday comes all the rights the 21-year-old drinking age is a denial of the legal age of adulthood. Reddit: the front page of the internet jump to content should the legal drinking age be lowered to 18 in the us why or why not (selfaskreddit) honestly, it baffles me that the drinking age is 21 in the us. Why the legal drinking age should be lowered to eighteen in the united states, it is illegal to consume alcohol until the age of twenty-one at the age of 18 people are considered adults.
Every year around this time, millions of american kids graduate from high school there's a new debate about whether we should lower or even abolish the legal drinking age if the drinking age is lowered to 18. Read the top 10 reasons the drinking age should be lowered to 18 the 21 and over minimum legal drinking age could be harming the us economy the usa has much to offer as a tourist destination. The united states is one of four countries with the legal drinking age of 21 this is the highest age requirement for the legal consumption of alcohol worldwide, with most other countries permitting drinking at 18, and some as low as 16 america should modernize its laws and lower the legal. Annotated bibliography 1 why drinking age should be lowered: dr ruth engs why drinking age should be lowered: the legal drinking age should be lowered to 18 or 19 and young adults should be allowed to drink in controlled environments responsibility can be taught by role modeling 2.
Should the us legal drinking age be lowered to 18 or should it remain at 21 years old a introduction at 18 years old, there are many responsibilities gained, such as being able to marry, but one cannot drink alcohol at the wedding reception because every state in the united states has set the. Some experts say the solution is to lower the legal drinking age to 18 we haven't made as much progress, but lowering the drinking age is not the answer back in the 1970s, a number of states lowered the drinking age from 21 to 18.
An argument supporting lowering the drinking age citing that alcohol-related issues persist regardless of age and 18-year-olds should have the right to drink. Setting the minimum legal drinking age (mlda) to 21 is unconstitutional and setting the drinking age to 21 sent the wrong message to teens in the us the drinking age should be lowered to 18 years old because people are considered adults at that age. Should new jersey reduce the legal drinking age from 21 to 18 republican assemblyman lawmaker michael patrick carroll says yes, arguing that it's wrong that an 18-year-old in america can serve his or her country in the military but not be allowed to buy alcohol.