That is why states raised the drinking age to 21 in the first place.
Girls well under the drinking age let alone anything else.
"The drinking age was 18 and back then you could get a case of beer for $4."
Every state now has a legal drinking age of 21.
In the end, though, he said, the best way to prevent abuse among the young would be to lower the drinking age to 19.
Louisiana has become the only state in the nation with a drinking age of 18.
After the state's drinking age became 21 in 1986, the figure rose to 43 percent.
In March 2013, the law to raise the drinking age to 18 was passed.
All states now have a minimum drinking age of 21.
New York's drinking age was raised to 21 from 19 in 1985.