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Why the Drinking Age Should be Lowered The drinking age in the United States should be lowered to age 18 There are several reasons why it makes sense to make this change in the nation These would include for example the fact that drinking is treated as an adult privilege and yet when a person attains the age of 18 an adult he or she cannot yet drink The case against lowering the drinking age is not very strong many of the points made against it should not be considered First and foremost the strongest argument for lowering the drinking age has to do with the American standard of adulthood By our standards a person is considered an adult when he or she turns 18 Adults are give specific privileges why shouldnt the opportunity to drink alcohol be one of them When a person in the United States turns 18 he or she can vote be drafted buy cigarettes buy lottery tickets pay taxes serve on juries be tried as an adult and get married All of these things require a certain amount of responsibility just as drinking does and yet 18-year olds can do them Therefore they should be allowed to drink as well A big argument against lowering the drinking age is that many people feel that 18-year olds have not attained the level of responsibility that is necessary to be able to drink An interesting fact is that during the years of 1982- 1986 minimum drinking ages in the US varied anywhere from 18-21 Despite this the number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities for people under the age of 21 dropped 14 ICAP In addition to this fact it is completely wrong to make a generalization that implies that only 18-20 year olds are irresponsible Often times people involved in alcohol-related accidents are people who are of age to drink A
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