- To limit wool production in Ireland
restrict the import of woolens and linens created in
other areas of the empire
The Effect of the Wool Act of 1699
effect of the Wool Act of 1699 was to forced all
wool and wool products produced by colonies to
be sold to England. The English then resold it
in all areas of the empire. Each sale generated
taxes on these goods.
The Reaction by the colonists to the Wool Act of 1699
reaction to the Wool Act was anger and
resentment. Many colonists opposed the Wool act
by buying more flax and hemp to ensure that they
would not have to buy clothes from England.
Mercantilism and the Wool Act
The Wool Act was part of the policy of
England in which materials from the
colonies, in this case Wool were used to make different products in England
- finished goods had a higher value than the raw
Triangular Trade and the Wool Act
establishment of the 13 Colonies, with their
surplus of raw materials, made it possible for
Great Britain to engage in highly lucrative
trading via the
routes across the Atlantic.
Wool made from the raw materials provided by
the colonies and were sent to England.