John Locke: The Father Of Liberalism

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John Locke was born on August 29th 1632 in Wrington, UK. Locke’s Father was also named John, and was a lawyer and clerk to the Justices of the Peace in Chew Magna. John Locke’s father was a captain for the Parliamentarian forces for part of the England’s Civil War. His Mother was Agnes Keene, she was a Puritan housewife. After a big move to Penford, in 1647 Locke received a scholarship from a member of Parliament to attend the Westminster School in London. After finishing there he was admitted to Christ Church, in Oxford. John was bored with the average materials taught in every day class, he found the works of modern philosophers such as René Descartes much more interesting. It is thanks to Richard Lower for introducing …show more content…
H He served as Secretary of the Board of Trade and Plantations as well as Secretary to the Lords Proprietor of Carolina, which helped to educate on the idea of international trade and economics. In 1679 in the duration of Shaftesbury's political fortunes, Locke composed the Two Treatises of Government. Under intense fear of being involved in the Rye House Plot Locke fled to the Netherlands. While there he return to his writing, spending a great deal of time re-working the Letter on Toleration. Locke held the title “Father of Liberalism” for his influences on Voltaire, Rousseau, American Revolutionists and other Enlightenment thinkers. His political theory on the nature of the state being characterized by reason and tolerance” created a huge impact on the Declaration of Independance. Most of Locke’s work was done to edit and improve his editorials such as the Essay Concerning Human Understanding, the Two Treatises of Civil Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration. John Locke had a large influence on the tolerance of property, religion, and freedom. He argued that church be separated from state. He also influenced many editorial works from Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and the other Founding

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