The Pros And Cons Of The Drinking Age

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“I lay there on the pavement, Mom. I hear the policeman say the other guy was drunk, Mom. Now I am the one to pay. There is blood all around me, Mom. Most of it is mine. I hear the paramedics say, Mom, I will die in a short time.” This is a poem is about a girl who went to a party and stayed sober because her mom wanted to keep her safe and alive. She listened to her mom, but as she was leaving she was hit by another person who decided to drink. The other person lived, while she will die. This is not necessarily based on a real story, but it happens all of the time in real life when underage kids decide to drink at parties. According to, after the Prohibition was repealed, each state could set their own consumption laws for alcohol. Most states set their ages to 21, with a few states that set it at 18. After the 26th Amendment changed the voting age to 18, some states changed their drinking age t0 18 as well. Years later, it was proven that car accidents involving alcohol and teenagers were increasing in states with a lower drinking age. This caused the Congress to pass the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984, making the drinking age 21. In general, all drinking under the age of 21 is illegal, but there are a few exceptions. According to Thinking about Drinking, 29 states allow underage consumption on private property with consent from parents, 25 states allow it for religious purposes, and 11 states allow it for educational. Although some of these uses

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