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John Locke

John Locke was born on August 29, 1632. He was born is Wrigton, Somerset, England. As his life went on he never got married, instead, he focused on his studies and philosophies. He went to Westminster School for less than six years. Later he went to the city of Oxford to study and live. There he was elected Junior Studentship in Christ Church. He remained in Oxford for most of his life. John Locke, however, did not die in Oxford. He died in Essex, United Kingdom, on October 28, 1704.

Lasting Impact

John Locke had many lasting impacts. Some of the impacts were that he inspired the American Revolution, he was the most daring author of his time to right a book on political views, and his main philosophy was the base of the Declaration of Independence. He inspired the American Revolution by urging people to fight for their deserved rights against the British. His book Second Treatise Concerning Civil Governments had a lasting impact because it inspired other leaders to take a stand for rights and write a declaration stating these rights. His main philosophy influenced the Declaration of Independence by being almost verbatim in the Preamble. John Locke has influenced America in so many ways that he is said to be one of the main founders.

Main Philosophy

John Locke's main philosophy was that every person has the right to life, liberty, and property (pursuit of happiness). Everyone was born with a "blank slate", and you learn through experiance. This inpired many civilians to fight for their rights as human beings.


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Breif summary on John Locke

John Locke

1) John Locke was baptized on the day of his birth.2) His father was also named John Locke.3) John Locke was an English Philosopher and Enlightenment Thinker.

Fun Facts

Critics at the time did not agree that everyone should have a natural right to property. I think they believed this because they were treating some humans as property (slaves). Some people also didn't believe that knowledge came from experiance, unlike he did. Others also opposed his views on land. That one has to work to gain power for it but only for a period of time. His main competitor was Thomas Hobbes in which some people favored.

Within the Preamble of the Declaration is John Locke's main philosophy.


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This is a map of England, and Oxford is where John Locke spent most of his life.

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