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BC: DRINKING AGE 21 vs 18 | Remember Don't Drink and Drive"

FC: DRINKING AGE 21 vs 18 | By: Mehi W. Carruth English II Project 1 June 2011

2: How old are you? Well if you are a legal adult but not 21 years old, you cannot have a beer as a result of United State’s laws. So if you are younger than 21 then you’re out of luck. People say that drinking under the age 21 is harmful for a person. (Procon.org)However, I think that the drinking age in the United States should be lowered from 21 to 18 years of age, because 18 means you are an adult and drinking in moderation is good for someone health. | 1

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4: Reason #1: 18 means you are an legal adult. | "The drinking age in the United States is at 21 years old. That still dose not stop teens from drinking." (Procon.org) | Adults from the age of 18 should therefore also be trusted to make decisions about alcohol consumption. (Wheelon) | 3

5: You can vote, go in the military, and get credit all at the age of 18. (Procon.org) | With all these things, I think that we can trust an 18 year old with a beer. | 4

6: Reason #2: Drinking in moderation is good for someone health. | Drinking with moderation can help lower your chances of heart disease. (Stonton 41) | "When teens get hurt from alcohol-related injuries or accidents, they are sometimes afraid of seeking medical help for fear of legal consequences." (Procon.org) | 5

7: "Drinking in moderation is good for one's health, including people aged 18 to 20." (Procon.org) | Anyone can suffer the adverse effects of alcohol if they do not drink responsibly at any age. | 6

8: Negatives for lowering the drinking age Teens have a higher change of academic failure, as teens under 21 years old drink. | 7

9: "Earlier a person begins alcohol use, the greater the chances are of that person becoming an alcoholic later in life." (Procon.org) | "Raising the MLDA back to 21 has decreased the percentage of fatal traffic accidents for those between 18 to 20 by 13% and has saved approximately 21,887 lives" (Procon.org) | 8

10: Source Credits "Should the drinking age be lowered from 21 to younger age?" Drinking age. Procon.org. Procon.org, 29 April 2011. Web. 20 May 2011 Stonton, Peele."Undeage drinking can lower the Rick of Alcoholism":greenhaven Press, Inc.Sanodieg. 39-48. Print. | 9

11: "The Drinking Age Should Be lowered." Teen Drug Abuse. Ed. Davids, lvelson. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2011. Opposing viewpoint. gale Opposing viewpoints. In Context. Web. 20 May 2011 Wheelon, Elizabethm."Perils of prohibition: why we sould Lower the drinking age to 18."newsweek 29 may 1995: 14. student Editio. Web. 19 May 2011 | 10

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  • English II project Mrs. Signorelli 4th Period 1 June, 2011
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