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In 1987 there were 42 states that complied with the federal law. South Dakota wasn't happy with the law and went to the supreme court claiming that by establishing a national 21-year-old drinking age, Congress has violated the 21st amendment. South Dakota was rejected, and after a year, every state had a minimum drinking age of 21 (Opponents say, 1987)...
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South Dakota was rejected, and after a year, every state had a minimum drinking age of 21 (Opponents say, 1987). At age 18 we are considered adults and should, as adults, be able to consume alcohol. An adult is defined as being fully developed and mature. If this is the case, then an 18 year old should be mature enough to handle the responsibilities of drinking...
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