Last English Essay - Pascoe 1 Megan Pascoe Professor Simko English 105 Drinking at 18 Currently in the United States of America the legal drinking age

Last English Essay - Pascoe 1 Megan Pascoe Professor Simko...

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 6 pages.

Pascoe 1Megan Pascoe Professor SimkoEnglish 105 December 13, 2019Drinking at 18Currently, in the United States of America, the legal drinking age is twenty-one years of age. There are many arguments opposing this viewpoint, arguing that the legal drinking age should be eighteen years of age. My stance on this opinion is agreeing with the argument of changing the legal drinking age to eighteen. I believe this is fair, because at eighteen years old, everyone is considered to be an adult. Therefore, if people are classified as an adult, they should be able to crack open a beer if they want to. In the United States of America, at eighteen years old, americans are capable of taking out thousands of dollars in school loans, they are capable of signing their lives into the military and going across seas to fight for our country, and making thedrinking age lower, will make the dangers of drinking decrease. Overall, my stance on the drinking age is firm to the belief that it should be lowered to eighteen, mainly because that is when adulthood is said to start, so people should be able to make their own decisions and be responsible enough to have a drink if they please. The first reason I think that the United States should lower the drinking age to eighteen isbecause at this age, americans are capable of taking out loans of thousands of dollars. Personally,I believe that if students are being held responsible to go to school, and take out thousands and thousands of dollars, then they should be able to be held responsible to drinking. Many students go away to college and end up partying and drinking anyways, so why not make it legal so they do not get out of hand? Thirty percent of freshman dropout of college every year. This could be
Background image
Pascoe 2for various reasons, but at least one reason is that they have partied too much and cannot uphold their school work. Smith stated in his argument, “Reports of binge drinking come from all types of campuses across the country. In 1992, researchers reported that more college studentswere drinking to get drunk than their counterparts a decade earlier, and one recent study reported an increase, just since 1994, in the number of students who drink deliberately to get drunk” (Smith 1). I believe that if the drinking age gets lowered to the age of eighteen, many students will start drinking their senior year of high school, leading them to have a grasp of how to handle themselves and manage their work at once. Most students go away to college and have to much
Background image
Image of page 3

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 6 pages?

  • Fall '16
  • Michele Martin
  • The American, Drinking culture, Megan Pascoe

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture