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Why is the minimum drinking age 21?

Why is the minimum drinking age 21?

Many people have wondered why the national minimum drinking age is set at 21 years in the United States. Young Americans are able to drive, own a firearm and even serve in the military before they can legally purchase an alcoholic beverage. While this contrast might seem counterintuitive, our nation’s high minimum drinking age helps save thousands of lives each year.

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