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Unformatted text preview: Rogers 1 Jacob Rogers Mrs.Cluiss English 1301 1 July 2004 A Change for the Better Alcohol has been around for thousands of years. All forms of alcohol target all age groups throughout the average persons daily life. Many of our nations problems are blamed on alcohol, when alcohol might not be the only problem. Why is the United States faced with this problem, but other countries dont even see a need for a drinking age? Lowering the drinking age in the United States is needed to benefit all age groups of our nation. Out of every nation in the world, the United States has the harshest punishments for the breaking of alcohol laws and the highest drinking age. The lowering of the drinking age would primarily affect teenagers and young adults, but it would be for the goodness of society as a whole. In an interview with Dr. David Hanson, Dr. Ruth Engs states: Although the legal purchase age is 21, a majority of young people under this age consume alcohol, and too many of them do so in an irresponsible manner. This is largely because drinking is seen by the youth as an Rogers 2...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course ENGL 1301 taught by Professor Purcell during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.
- Spring '07