John Locke and Karl Marx

By: Malia Sedlacek

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Karl Marx

Karl Marx was born on May 5th, 1818 in Trier, Germany and died on March 14th, 1883. His father was a lawyer who came from a long line of rabbits, but had to change his faith to Protestantism in order for him to keep his job. When Karl turned 17 he went to the University of Bonn to study law. Marx arrived in Paris at the end of 1843 and he instantly made contact with the organized groups of emigre German workers and various sects of French socialists. During the first few months in Paris, Marx became a communist During his first few months in Paris Marx became a communist in 1843. He wrote a series of writings called Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, but they didn't get published till the 1930's.

Karl Marx ( who was he and what did he think)

Karl Mark was a German Philosopher. Karl Marx believed that he had discovered the key to history (Capitalism would be overthrown by communism and oppressed would be free), but history didn't work out that way. Later the Industrial Revolution began in England. He became an editor in cologne of the influential Rheiniche Zeitung, a liberal newspaper backed by industrialists. When Marx wrote those articles on economic questions it forced the Prussian government to close the paper and that's when Marx emigrated to France.
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John Locke

John Locke was born on August 29th, 1632 in England and died on October 28th, 1704. He was one of the most important and influential philosophers ever. He was educated at the prestigious Westminster School in London and in 1652 he went to the university at Christ Church in Oxford. In 1667 John Locke wrote an Essay on Toleration in which he argued that the Anglican worship should have full civil rights. John Locke lived in France for a while and returned to troubled times in England. Locke returned to Oates where he retired. He lived there until his death in 1704. Before Locked died he would the title as the Father of liberal philosophy.

John Locke (who was he and what did her think)

John Locke was a English philosopher and a physician. He wrote a philosophy that there was no legitimate government that was under the divine right of kings theory. He argued that that people have rights, such as the right to life, liberty, and property. John Locke defended the claim that men are by nature free and equal against claims that God had made all people naturally. John Locke thought limited power was the best government because it is checked and balanced. It is one government where everyone is treated equally. Without government nobody's natural rights would be protected and if there was no government everyone would go back to the state of nature before Locke decided to create a government.