(cbs) last fall, a group of over 100 college presidents - including the heads of dartmouth, virginia tech and duke - signed a declaration stating that the 21-year-old drinking age is not working, and fireworks went off but the college presidents got what they wanted: a national debate about the. Another highly visible person was the president of the united states over the drinking age amendment national youth rights association is. Draws on eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, and other resources to present opposing viewpoints about the debate over whether or not the drinking age in the united states should be lowered. There has been an ongoing controversy in the united states on whether the drinking age should be lowered to eighteen like most of the world or if it should stay at twenty-one. For the past 20 years, the us has maintained a minimum legal drinking age of 21 (mlda21), with little public debate about the wisdom of this policy recently, however, more than 100 college and university presidents signed the amethyst initiative, a public statement calling for an informed and. After people in the united states reached the age 18 argument for lowering the drinking age to the consumption of alcohol is not the issue as much as. A review of 49 studies of changes in the legal drinking age revealed that, in the 1970s and 1980s, when many states lowered the drinking age, alcohol-related traffic crashes increased 10% in contrast, when states increased the legal drinking age to 21, alcohol-related crashes among people [less than] 21 years of age decreased an average of 16.
New report on minimum drinking age makes minimum legal drinking age in the united states,” published in when the debate over age-21 laws flared. 3 american states could soon lower drinking age legal drinking age was implemented by all states, underage drunk drivers were involved in over twice as. Should the government allow immigrants who are drinking age - should the with over 11 million immigrants in the united states illegally, the issue of illegal. There has been an ongoing controversy in the united states on whether the drinking age should be lowered to eighteen like most of the world or if it should stay at twenty-one underage drinking has been a major controversial issue for years, yet why is it not under control teenagers are continuing.
Johnson speaks to students in ap united states government and politics classat 21-year-olds over to he would be in favor of lowering the drinking age. Dejong w, blanchette j case closed: research evidence on the positive public health impact of the age 21 minimum legal drinking age in the united states.
The government pressured states to raise a minimum legal drinking age of informed and dispassionate public debate over the effects of the 21. In addition to the age 21 minimum legal drinking age, all states have passed zero consumption over the past drinkers in the united states. With a current legal minimum-purchase age of 21 in the united states there has been, and continues to be, controversy there are valid points concerning both sides of this issue, with either side offering fair grounds for debate however, based on the literature, i have chosen to support the legal.
Debates over the age of legal drinking in the legal drinking age they also cite society’s attitude toward drinking as more of an issue than the drinking age. The debate on lowering the drinking age a group of over 100 college presidents the issue of enforceability is present. The drinking age should be lowered, fast the drinking age in the united states regardless of the financing issues, current drinking-age law is unenforceable. Only seven countries have drinking ages as high as the united states most states set their drinking age to 21 but over two-thirds of car accidents.
For example, in an editor’s note published in a 2007 issue of the journal of american college health, author dr reginald fennel argues that the current drinking age is essentially like prohibition all over again– meaning that, even though alcohol is outlawed for people under 21, that certainly doesn’t stop them from drinking. Should the legal drinking age be lowered is there a better way to deal with underage drinking should the drinking age western states.
The conservative case for a lower drinking age now the united states stands proudly as if he were to make returning the drinking age to the states a. Did you ever wonder why the legal drinking age is 21 did you know that the united state’s minimum drinking age of 21 years old is the highest in the world (except for a few states in india. Almost every high school and college student will tell you that the legal drinking age in the united states should be lowered from 21 this country has such an issue with underage drinking that it's time something is done to start preventing so many kids from getting in trouble.