The Anti-Corn Law League in nineteenth-century was organized to

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A.Permit free movement of agricultural laborers

B.Create large pastures for sheep and cattle

C.Reduce London's role as Britain's largest port

D.Elimate tariffs on imported grain

E.Encourage greater diversity in domestic crops

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D.Eliminate tariffs on imported grain


The Anti-Corn Law League was a successful political movement in Great Britain aimed at the abolition of the unpopular Corn Laws, which protected landowners’ interests by levying taxes on imported wheat, thus raising the price of bread at a time when factory-owners were trying to cut wages.


Ref    Briggs, Asa. The Making of Modern England 1783-1867: The Age of Improvement (1959) pp 312-25, short interpretive history


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