In six pages this argumentative paper considers three points of view regarding what the right drinking age should be. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.
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pubs or taverns usually at the end of a workday to swap stories, discuss the news, of the day, or simply to have a good time while male bonding.
Before the advent of automobiles, men would typically walk (or stagger) home after a night of drinking. This practice continued without question or criticism for centuries. When women
entered the workforce, they, too, began going to bars with their female friends to either share confidences over cocktails or in hopes of finding Mr. Right. Over time, drinking
evolved from a form of socialization into a major social problem. It became associated with a social rite of passage for college students living away from home for the
first time. For many, this first taste of freedom also led to a taste for alcohol. Male and female college students would engage in binge drinking with alcohol
symbolizing adolescent rebellion. With beer, wine, and liquor easily accessible in most homes, drinking is beginning at increasingly earlier ages, and the result has been many vehicular deaths after
parties, school dances, or proms, in which alcohol was involved. This has led to growing speculation and vigorous debate as to what the right drinking age should be that
usually focuses on which age an individual should be allowed to legally purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. Currently, in the United States, the right drinking age has been determined
to be 21. However, not all countries of the world agree. For example, Japan believes that 20 is the right drinking age while several countries in the Mediterranean
contend that 16 represents the right drinking age. As with every other type of issue, there is more than one view, one side to the story. Therefore, three