Let's take a look at what can legally happen in America once you hit these ages.
At 18, you can
- have sex with people 18 or older.
- buy someone under 18 an R-rated movie or M-rated game.
- smoke tobacco.
- get married (I realize you can married before that in some cases, but not every state allows minors to marry).
- get kicked out of the house because your parents aren't legally responsible for you anymore.
And at 21, you can
- drink alcohol.
Hmm, so remind me again why 21 is such a huge deal.
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