BIG ASS ENGLISH PAPER--- LETS GET DRUNK

BIG ASS ENGLISH PAPER--- LETS GET DRUNK - Michael Green Eng...

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Michael Green Eng 101 Project 4 12/12/2006 Lowering the Drinking Age Pros and Cons Many young people in the United State consume alcoholic beverages on weekends. However, many of these young people are under the legal drinking age. Some drink only in social situations and others drink to ease some sort of pain, but who can tell what another is thinking. On July 17, 1984 congress passed a law making the drinking age twenty-one for the entire United States. But what was the reasoning behind the new law? With this in mind lawmakers must come to a conclusion weather or not actually lowing the drinking age would positively or negatively affect every citizen living in the United States. Lowering the drinking age in others countries has had some negative affects such as a rise in crime, but will this happen in the United States. Also, almost every person in the United States must share the streets, roads, highways and, interstates. How will having a larger number of inexperienced drivers who could be driving under the influence, on the roads affect the safety of the roads. Alcohol affects each person differently at different times; some get emotional, happy, and excited. If the drinking age were to be lowered would it increase the number of teen suicides? Looking at all the draw backs, possible increase in crime, decrease in motor safety, and a possible increase in teen suicide, is it really a good idea to allow younger people to drink? With no clear cut answer to this question are we willing to take the risk? If the United States were to lower the drinking age, while providing proper education on safe drinking, it would
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decrease binge drinking and limit the communal negative affects for the young and old, in the United States. On July 17, 1984 congress passed a law making the legal drinking age twenty-one for the entire United States. This was brought about by a group called, Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Mothers Against Drunk Driving is a non-profit organization and a victims’ rights organization. In the 1980s Mothers Against Drunk Driving changed attitudes towards drinking in the United States. As well as influences laws involving driving under the influence, blood alcohol content, the hours when alcohol can be purchased and an increase in the national drinking age.(wikipedia.com) The reasoning behind the increase in the drink age was a study of the brain. In humans, the brain continues to develop until a person is in his or her early twenties. The consumption of alcohol is thought retard the development of the brain as well as damages portions of the brain that deal with judgment and memory. However, these conclusions were based on studies preformed on rats as well as alcohol abusers. The study did not include strictly social drinkers.(wikipedia.com) How are we to say that alcohol will affect the human brain in the same way? If judgment is impaired, would this increase the amount to crimes committed by young people in the United States?
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