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Throughout the United States many laws have been passed changed and abolished Even as you read this paper new laws are being formed current laws are changing and old laws are in the process of removal from our very constitution On July 17 1984 every states legal drinking age was raised from eighteen years of age to twenty-one Our government believes that two major reasons triggered the drinking age increase According to statistics recorded by each year teenage drinking is one of the largest causes of the many fatalities on the road Others view alcohol as a drug to young America America is one of the only nations in the world with such a high limit to the drinking age Our bordering countries Canada and Mexico have legal drinking ages of eighteen years and yet they have few problems related to teenage drinking If an eighteen year old can make the same decisions that any person over the age of twenty-one can such as voting or buying weapons what seems so threatening about teenage drinking As an adult would you want irritable teenagers sitting beside you in a bar In most case scenarios the answer would be no The mere thought of an irresponsible teenager drinking alcohol during their high school years is detestable Most adults view teenagers as immature and would prefer for teenagers to be unexposed to alcoholic beverages Underage drinking and driving is not only weeding out young America but the results from the drinking and driving also kills more than the unruly and irresponsible teens In the public and governmental viewpoints if alcohol is banned from teenagers they will be more responsible and the nations drunk driving statistics will go down considerably Through the statistics you will find that it is true there is a slightly larger amount of drinking and driving accidents by teens than that of any other age group Between 1970 and 1990 the MLDA was strongly associated
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