Share
Explore BrainMass

Corn Law

What exactly is the Corn Law? Why did the Protectionist want the Corn Law and why did the Free trade dislike the Corn law?

Solution Preview

What exactly is the Corn Law? Why did the Protectionist wanted the Corn Law and why did the Free trade dislike the Corn law?

Use has been made of material at these sites in framing the answer:

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/PRcorn.htm
http://www.historyhome.co.uk/peel/cornlaws/c-laws.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_Laws

The Corn Laws that were in force between 1815 and 1846, were import tariffs that were designed to "protect" the British farmers and landowners, against competition from cheap foreign grain imports. The corn laws of 1815 were designed to maintain high prices and prevent an agricultural depression after the Napoleonic Wars. These were intended to protect the English landholders by encouraging the export and limiting the import of corn.
Background:
During the Napoleonic Wars it had not been possible to import corn from Europe into ...

Solution Summary

The solution discusses the Corn Law.

$2.19