Drinking Age 21

Why is the drinking age 21 years old in the United States.  Do really believe that someone is able to go to war for their country but is still underage to drink.  Other countries have there drinking age a lot lower so what is the point of making this drinking age so high. I think because it is so high it makes people want to drink more because it is more of a challenge, whereas in the other countries it is just normal and no one is trying to drink to get drunk.  It is more of a social experience.   

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2 Responses to “Drinking Age 21”

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Differences_in_drinking_laws

    Theres a good graph on the drinking age compared to the # of deaths due to drinking. Germany has the highest number of deaths due to drinking and their legal drinking age is 16.

  2. meitanteibilly Says:

    Looking at the chart, rather than the drinking age, culture is probably a bigger factor in deaths due to alcohol. I mean, mexico and norway drink much less per capita than us, and yet the death to alcohol is almost the same as with us. Ireland apparently drinks a lot more and yet, less people die.

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