Should the United States lower the legal drinking age, which is now twenty-one, to a more reasonable age, such as eighteen. The legal drinking age is unjust and unfair. Therefore, it should be lowered to eighteen to make all adults equal. Individuals often compare drinking with unsuccessfulness and/or recklessness, and that is not the case at all. Overtime there have been millions of successful and intelligent people that commonly consumed alcohol.
Why did Americans repeal the 18th Amendment and make alcohol legal again? When prohibition was passed the homicides was at their all time high, about 10 per 100,000. The use of dope went up, and the bootleggers, dope sellers, racketeers, and gangsters was thrilled because they was able to make more money during the great depression. They would sell you alcohol or
The drinking age is saving lives, why would we change it? Drunk driving has decreased over the years and became less of a problem. “Laws making it illegal for someone under age 21 to purchase or possess alcohol have led to an 11 percent drop in alcohol-related traffic deaths among youth. From 1988 to 1995, alcohol-related traffic fatalities for youth ages 15 to 20 fell by 47 percent” (Degutis 3). Since the minimum legal drinking age was changed to 21, the results of drunk driving have lessen.
A daily basis of only adults smoking could change and evolve into the whole population, from all ages, getting into that unhealthy habit. It’s undeniable that some things placed by the government are actually helpful, especially the age limits. They often state that being able to express themselves in any way possible should be considered. This could cause an uproar within the world population. If teens are getting what they want, then so should everyone, by all means lets legalise drugs and weapons and we’ll see what a great time everyone is having when families, schools and governments are effected as well as countries.
The rise of Detroit was caused by the economic boom the auto industry brought to the city during the early 1900’s. With the industry hiring and paying Detroit citizens, the middle class began to grow and people were then able to buy more luxuries. Some citizens started to buy heroin and other drugs for pleasure since they were able to then and this lead to the economy to be centered around illegal drugs during 1960-1970’s. This was the beginning of the fall of Detroit. With the breakdown of social control from the Vietnam War and the Social Justice movement during that time, the exchange of illegal drugs was not able to be controlled because the cops were preoccupied with containing riots regarding to the war and the movement.
Only the richest of the rich could afford to drink beer in urban areas daily. This didn’t stop it from expanding, again, with the railways and advertisement. The interwar period was actually a prime time for beer being advertised to the public. This remains true even though there were only two pain brewers of beer during this time-- Dai Nippon and Kirin. Beer was also able to be sold for cheaper, and as the price dropped, exports rose.
After Word War I. It had an enormous increase that from 1917 to 1921 the national net product of America increased to seventy billion dollars which is forty-one billion dollars more than the period I listed which is before the World War I start America want to gain profit form this war so they didn’t ever stay away from the deals with European countries specially arms trade even when they claimed them as neutral. According to a report during the time period America remain neutral, their foreign trade earnings is about 4.5 to 5.0 billion dollars, it counteracted all the debt America have before the war. Obviously all of these prosperity is depending on the increase of the international
Most Americans, especially politicians, agree that the repealing of the Prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s was one of the best pieces of legislature the country passed. This situation parallels what is brimming in America today, about seventy years later, with marijuana. The recreational use of cannabis has skyrocketed and is now a pastime comparable to drinking a glass of wine to relax or unwind. However, there is one glaring difference between the two acts: one is punishable by law. The prohibition of marijuana does not stop Americans from obtaining the drug, but simply intensifies the unnecessary criminality and danger surrounding its use.
From high school celebrations to college parties, alcohol has become the main focal point. Moreover, the presence of alcohol has come to dominate these so-called ‘gatherings’, and surprisingly, it has its advantages. Now, in most countries, the alcohol drinking age is within the range eighteen to twenty-one. However, these supposed laws are not impeding young adults from drinking, whether it is legal or illegal. The governments in most countries are failing to develop not only concrete, but effective methods and measures that will enforce their laws.
Even as costs for law enforcement, jails and prisons spiraled upward. In addition, fundamentalist and nativist forces had gained more control over the temperance movement, alienating its more moderate members. The increase of the illegal production and sale of liquor, the proliferation of speakeasies and the accompanying rise in gang violence and other crimes, led to waning support for Prohibition by the end of the 1920s. With the country mired in the Great Depression by 1932, creating jobs and revenue by legalizing the liquor industry had an undeniable appeal. Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt ran for president that year on a platform calling for Prohibition’s appeal, and easily won victory.
Gangsters’ main methods of gaining control were by instilling fear into local business; once people feared them they were able to exploit them. “By the 1920s, Americans had consumed over twenty-five million gallons of illegal liquor, and bootlegging became a one billion dollars business” As the bootlegging business blossomed, street gangs became established gangsters. With their new found wealth they were able to pay off law enforcement officials. Many law enforcement officials took the bribe, because they were underpaid and overworked. Not only did gangsters have money, they now had the power of the law which made running their operations less complicated.
It increases risks for “addiction”, “memory loss”, “suicide” and “depression”. This is the number 1 Con on procon.org. Lowering the drinking age will increase traffic fatalities more than they already are. In the New York Times Tara Watson say traffic fatalities will become more frequent. So many 22 year olds die due to over alcoholic consumption, so lowering the MLDA would be irresponsible to increase the chance of more fatalities.