Should the drinking age in the United States be lowered to 18

Should the drinking age in the United States be lowered to 18

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ovShould the drinking age in the United States be lowered to 18? A Formal Debate Against Lowering the Age: Craig Stangland Jenn Toteff For Lowering the Age: Jovan Turner Whitney Voss Moderator: Kelly Royston 1.) To Jenn and Craig How does alcohol affect academic performance? 2.) To Jovan and Whitney At the age of 18 is someone mature enough to posses and consume alcohol? 3.) To Jenn and Craig How will the death rates from drinking and driving be affected if we change the age to 18? 4.) To Jovan and Whitney Do you think lowering the drinking age will cause an alcohol dependence or abuse later in life? 5.) To Jovan and Whitney Do you think if the drinking age was lowered, the allure for minors would reduce? 6.) To Jenn and Craig If a person has matured enough to get married, sign contracts, fight in wars, appear in jury duty, vote, and be sued, which are all crucial and critical decisions, at the age of 18, why are they not mature enough to partake in alcoholic beverages?
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Unformatted text preview: 7.) To Jovan and Whitney How is the past, before 1984, different than today? 8.) To Jenn and Craig If the drinking age is changed to 18, what will be the effect of brining into a high school environment? 9.) To Jovan and Whitney How could the US economy benefit from the use of alcohol by those between the ages of 18-21? 10.) To Jovan and Whitney Despite the negative effects of over consumption of alcohol, can some alcoholic beverages be beneficial to health? 11.) To Jenn and Craig What does this say about the United States perspective of our youth? Are they irresponsible, immature? 12.) To Jovan and Whitney Why do you think a good majority of countries, such as Belgium, Spain and France have a drinking age as low as 16 years old and the U.S still remains at 21? 13.) To Jovan and Whitney Do you think by lowering the drinking age young people will become more responsible consumers? 14.) Final Statements...
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