Meghan Marlowe P4 Timeline

  • Born

    Born
    John Loke is born in England
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    Locke becomes a professor

    After studying philosophy, medicine, law, and mathematics and graduating with multiple degrees Locke becomes a very important professor at Oxford College
  • Locke reads Discource on the Method

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

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

    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
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    Begins to write about Social Contrast

    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 is asked to write a Constitution

    Because of Lord Ashley's involvement in the new British colonies in America Locke is asked to write the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina
  • First draft for the Essay Concerning Human Understanding

    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 flees because of revloution

    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 returns home

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

    Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke is published
  • Locke befriends Newton

    Locke befriends Newton
    Locke meets Sir Isaac Newton and they become friends
  • Two Treatises of Civil Government is published

    Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published.
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    Locke is part of the 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
  • Jefferson borrows Locke's ideas

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