Where I can find a guide to the laws of the United States? Many laws are different between Brazil and United States:

  • Minimum age to drink alcoholic drink. in Brazil 18 years.
  • In Brazil is allowed to drink in public
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    US: Drinking age is 21. Whether you can drink in public is a matter of local law. Commented Dec 5, 2015 at 21:34
  • @LorenPechtel the drinking age is a matter of state law; it just happens that the states all have the same age limit.
    – phoog
    Commented Dec 5, 2015 at 22:46
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    @phoog It's not "just happens"--the feds applied a lot of pressure to establish the drinking age at 21. Besides, how it came about isn't what he's asking. Commented Dec 5, 2015 at 23:10
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    @LorenPechtel For that matter, he's not asking what the laws are; he's asking where to find a source summarizing these laws
    – Urbana
    Commented Dec 6, 2015 at 1:12

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(This is not legal advice.)

Wikipedia normally provides an adequate summary of countries' laws and regulations in common areas of interest to travelers, such as motorcycle helmets and drinking age.

For example, a Google search for [drinking age in usa] returned the "Legal drinking age" Wikipedia page as its first result. A similar page exists for drinking in public, namely "United States open container laws".

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