John Locke is one of the most important philosophers of America. He used to write a lot of books and is very knowledgeable and open minded.
How did he help in the making of America?
After all the sacrifices John Locke made, he did become known as the father of Americans. What he wrote lead to the declaration of independence, and even the small quotes he wrote changed peoples points of view today. All his books are published and he is known as one of the greatest philosophers, even today. Important people like Thomas Jefferson used his words which made his name go farther, and he was also known as the first man to have the courage to stand up for what he thought was right and express his feelings liberally. Today people even named foundations after him because they consider that he represents truth, and freedom. He was the most influential Enlightenment thinkers- Contributed to the Liberal Theory Also influenced political philosophy: study of city, government, politics, liberty,property, rights and laws. Thomas Jefferson wrote: " Bacon,Locke, and Newton ... I consider them as the greatest man that lived." He wrote: Two treaties of Government : Attacked Patriacia " Divine right to kings by Sir Robert's Filmer He also wrote Essay Concerning Human Understanding - most famous work- Human knowledge and understanding- most famous work " All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions. "- John Locke Thomas Jefferson rewrote this in the Declaration of Independance Citation: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/locke/ http://www.brainyquote.com/
John Locke was a revolutionist.At his time no one would dare write something that contradicted the king, and that is exactly what he did. John locke gave the idea , the ideology to start revolution. He was the one who said that people have rights only because they are human beings. He was courageous and although he was sent to prison because of treason he still wrote his books and published them anonymously. John's political views was that a person should have " Life, Health , Liberty abd Possesions which further on became the basic phrase for America. " Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness."