Protective Tariffs: Definition & Explanation


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The protective tariffs Italy implemented in the 1970s backfired when _____.

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1. The increased fees and levies on imported goods are generally _____.

2. How do Laissez-faire economists generally characterize the utilization of protective tariffs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Protective tariffs are an important topic in governmental studies, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their history and implementation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the history, applications and views of:

  • Minor trade wars
  • Laissez-faire economists
  • Imported goods

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on American government
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the aspects of a country that protective tariffs are and are not likely to protect
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding imported goods and laissez-faire economists

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the lesson Protective Tariffs: Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the functions of protective tariffs
  • Define protective tariffs
  • Familiarize yourself with several examples of protective tariffs in action