John Locke

contribution to development of colonial America

About John Locke

John Locke was born August 29th 1632, in Wrington, Somerset, England. He study medicine at the university of Oxford. Then he went on to become a philosopher writing about political philosophy, epistemology, and education. He was raised a Puritan, and because of his fathers connections, he had a great education.

fun fact

He was known as the "father of liberal philosophy".


the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

John locke had to have had integrity considering he was the philospher who witnessed and wrote the treatise of governent. in this he would attempt to explain why king james II was justifiably overthrown, and why william III ascended him.


the status of a person recognized under the custom or law as being a member of a state.

John locke, although some may have believed his high political status to have a uch higher affect on how people treated him and his rights, was a citizen and experienced most if not all of the restrictions set by law.