Hall of Fame

John Locke by Miles Hoffman

Introduction

John Lock lived in between 1632 to 1704 ,and he is a famous philosopher so he is in the Hall of Fame because of his philosophical ideals , he inspired the American Revolution ,and he helped the people's rights. John Locke had many books and some political writings, such as the Second Letter on Toleration and Third Letter on Toleration.

Example 1: Political

Sparked idea of Liberalism. John Locke is called the "Father of Clasical Liberalism". Liberalism is a worldview on ideas of Liberty. John Locke is among the most influential political philosopher in his time period ,because he helped the claim that men are by nature free and equal.

Example 2: Inspired the American Revolution

John Locke was one of the most important and influential philosophers ever. The French Enlightenment drew heavily on his ideas, as did the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution. The book the John Locke made called Second Treatise Concerning Civil Government inspired Thomas Jefferson which also inspired the revolution and the Delaration of Independence. Second Treatise Concerning Civil Government had many thing it but what Thmas took out the was good was that people had there own rights to do what they wanted to do.

Example 3: Rights

People had the right to change the government. John Locke believed that human nature allowed men to be selfish. In a natural state all people were equal and independent, and everyone had a natural right to defend his “Life, health, Liberty, or Possessions".
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Conclusion

In conclusion John Locke is in the Hall of Fame because of his help to the American Revolution at the time. Also because everyone liked him because he had in his political wrightings that people should get to defend there own life ,health ,Liberty ,and Possessions. During his time period he was famous and he still is now. Without him Thomas Jefferson wouldn't have stolen the idea that people should have there own natural rights.

Citations

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Tuckness, Alex. "Locke's Political Philosophy." Stanford University. Stanford University, 09 Nov. 2005. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.