Kaci Stalcup 4th Period

  • Birth

    John Locke is born in England.
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    Professing at Oxford

    After studying phylosophy, medicine, law, and mathematics and graduating with multiple degrees, Locke became a very important professor at Oxford University.
  • Rene Descarts Work

    Rene Descarts Work
    Locke reads Rene Descarte's Discourt on the Method and likes what he reads. This work includes the famous quote "I Think Therefore I am."
  • Lord Ashley

    Lord Ashley
    Anthony Ashley Cooper "Lord Ashley" who is an important British politician meets and befriends Locke.
  • Supervising a Liver Operation

    Locke who is now Lord Ashleys personal physician supervises a liver operation that saves Lord Ashleys life and remarkably, he lives another 15 years.
  • The Fundamental Constitution of Carolina

    Because of Lord Ashleys involvement in the new British colonies in America Locke is asked to write the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina.
  • First Draft

    Locke writes his first draft of the Essay Concerning Human Understanding, in it are ideas on Natural Laws; based partially on the writing of others.
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    Social Status

    Locke 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.
  • The Arrest

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

    Englands Glorious Revolution; Locke is welcomed by the new king and returns to England.
  • Essay Copncerning Human Understanding

    Essay Copncerning Human Understanding
    Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke is published.
  • Sir Isac Newton

    Sir Isac Newton
    Locke meets Sir Isac Newton and they become friends.
  • Two Treatises of Civil Government

    Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published.
  • British Board of Trade

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

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

    John Locke dies.
  • Borrowing Ideas

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