JOHN LOCKE- Tyler Scott

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In History
  • John Locke is born in England

  • Locke becomes professer at Oxford Collage

    After studying philosophy, medicine, law, and mathematics and graduating with multiple degrees Locke becomes a very important professor at Oxford Collage
  • Locke reads Rene Descartes'

    Locke reads Rene Descartes' Discourse on the Method and likes what he reads. This work includes the famous quote "I think, therefore I am"
  • "Lord Ashley" befriends Locke

    Anthony Ashley Cooper "Lord Ashley" who is an important British politician meets and befriends Locke
  • Locke is asked to write the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina

    Because of Lord Ashley's involvement in the new British colonies in America Locke is asked to write the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina
  • Locke writes his first Draft

    Locke writes his first draft of the Essay Concerning Human Understanding, in it are ideas on Natural Law; based partially on the writings of others
  • Locke comes up with a plot to kill the king

    Locke's ideas about revolution against a government are linked to a plot to kill the king. Locke flees to Holland, many that agreed with him and Lord Ashley are arrested for treason and some are killed
  • Locke becomes new king and returns to England

    England's Glorious Revolution; Locke is welcomed by the new king and returns to England
  • Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke is published

  • Locke meets Sit Isaac Newton and they become friends

  • Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published

  • Elected to the British Board

    Locke is appointed to the British Board of Trade and even though his health is failing he is its most influential member
  • John Locke dies

  • Thomas Jefferson borrows from Locke's ideas to write the Declaration of Independence