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The Drinking Age Should Remain 21 By Matt Hill Teenagers will do just about anything to fit in with the popular crowd Drinking and partying are both viewed as cool or popular in the eyes of some teenagers What does a teenage party consist of Well it will usually take place in a house with no parental supervision along with members of both sex and a lot of alcohol The teens may then engage in drinking games such as beer pong flip cup quarters presidents and A-holes to name a few As time passes trouble begins The girls may become more vulnerable to sexual activity than if they were sober Some kids may become very sick and could possibly acquire alcohol poisoning And to top it all off others may get behind the wheel of a car and attempt to drive home These are just a few of the problems that arise from underage drinking It is often argued by teens that the drinking age is too high They believe that if they are eligible to vote they may be sent to war and possibly die for their country at the age of eighteen then they should be able to consume alcohol What some of these teens dont know is that the drinking age was eighteen at one time in some states However the United States government saw problems with youth drinking and they decided to raise the legal drinking age to twenty-one As an additional incentive to enforce the age significance the government proposed to stop all federal funding of highways to the states whose drinking age was less than twenty-one During the 1960s and 70s many states lowered the legal drinking age from twenty-one to eighteen In many of these states documents showed a considerable increase in highway deaths of teens between the ages of eighteen and twenty-one When the legal age was converted back to twenty-one the states observed the number
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