Age of majority is the legal age of adulthood by which a person has the capacity to act on his own behalf.


In the United States, this age ranges between 18 and 21. Some examples are listed below:


1. An eighteen year old person can vote, however, in many states, persons 17 years of age are permitted to vote in primary elections if they will be 18 years of age on or before the day of the general election.


2. The age of license is 21 in all U.S. states to purchase alcoholic beverages.


3. The federal law requires states to have a minimum age of 18 years for sale/purchase of tobacco products.


4. A person of 18 years can get married in most states. (19 in Nebraska, 21 in Mississippi)
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