Teen Drinking

Ruben Oliva Period 2

Thesis: Should the drinking age be lowered in the United States?

No, the drinking age should be left at 21 because of the fact that drinking has caused many deaths.

The negative affects of drinking alcohol at a young age.!

Drinking at a young age can have a lot of negative affects on you.Teens that drink under age are more likely to have liver problems in the future and could die at a young age. The drinking age should not change because of the fact that if it does, there would be more accidents than usual. There's a lot of things that alcohol does to you like mess up your liver, be addicted to it and wanting to do stupid things. If your a teenager and your drinking liquor I highly recommend you to stop if you want to live life for a long time and not die at a young age.

Should the drinking age stay at 21 or be lowered.?

No, the drinking age should stay at 21 because if the drinking age is lowered there would be a lot more teens drinking. If that happens teens would lose interest on going to school or stay active. Teens that are drinking have low grades and possibly been in a lot more accidents. This is why the drinking age should stay the way it is and not change.

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