Draft # 1 Essay # 4 - 1 Sushanth Boda English 125-013 Essay...

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Sushanth Boda English 125-013 Essay # 4 Draft # 1 Change the Age Eighteen. This is the magical age where one is considered an adult and mature enough to make their own responsible life decisions. After truing eighteen, citizens of the America are giving many rights such as being selected for jury duty, allowed to vote and even be enlisted in the Armed Forces. However, the government views alcohol as a something that requires a higher ago for it to be legal. 21. Three years after 18, is considered responsible enough to consume alcohol. So when an 18-year old is given all of these rights, the fact that to consume, purchase, or possess alcohol is 21, is the heat of controversy for many people. Even in the past, the United States government has tried to stop the prohibition of alcohol twice, but has just resulted in backlash of society problems because it could not be properly enforced. As a result, the government is trying to fix a problem that is not broken, and needs to lower the legal drinking age to 18. Unknown to many people, but Alcohol has always been a part of American history, from the colonial period to present day. In colonial America, laws were passed to make sure drinking didn’t get out of hand. People didn’t care about drinking unless it got out of hand. In fact in 1669, a law was even made against binge drinking. Alcohol was also a big part of the Triangle Trade route, with breweries in America became prosperous and generated much needed revenue. Then in the Civil war, alcohol played a huge factor. It was use din place of Anesthesia, because it was cheaper and considered to be more effective than an anesthesiologist. It was used to cure ailments, fight internal diseases, 1
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and prevent infection. Also, each soldier was given a 4 oz ration of alcohol before battle, to get them into a more fighting mentality.
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2010 for the course WE 123 taught by Professor 23 during the Spring '10 term at Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus.

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Draft # 1 Essay # 4 - 1 Sushanth Boda English 125-013 Essay...

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