John locke-adam

  • John locke is born in England

  • After studying philosophy, medicine, law, and mathematics and graduating with multiple degrees Locke becomes a very important professor at Oxford Collage 1652-1664

  • Locke reads Rene Descartes' Discourse on the Method and likes what he reads. This work includes the famous quote "I think, therefore I am" 1665

  • Anthony Ashley Cooper "Lord Ashley" who is an important British politician meets and befriends Locke 1666

  • Locke who is now Lord Ashley's personal physician supervises a liver operation that saves Lord Ashley's life and remarkably he lives another 15 years 1668

  • 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 of the essay concerning human understanding in it are the ideas of natural law based partially on the writing of others

  • Locke's begins to write and promote the idea of a Social Contract, he may not be the first with the idea but his social status will make the idea popular

  • 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 1683

  • 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 1689

  • two treatises of civil government by john locke is published

  • Locke is appointed to the British Board of Trade and even though his health is failing he is its most influential member 1696-1700

  • John locke dies

  • thomas jefferson borrows from lockes ideas to write the declarartion of independance