John Locke Research Paper

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John Locke was born on August 29, 1632 in Wrinton, United Kingdom. His father was a lawyer and served in the military as a captain during the English Civil War. Locke and his parents were Puritans. Locke received an exceptional education due to his father background Locke enrolled in Westminister School in London. Locke earned the King’s Scholar Honor that helped him attend the Christ Church in 1652. While being at Christ Church he learned classical languages. Once he graduated in 1656, Locke returned to Christ Church two years later where he received his Master of Arts from there he took on tutorial work at college. In 1668 he was elected into the Royal Society. He then graduated with a bachelor’s of medicine in 1674. Locke then met Lord Ashely, were he became his secretary of presentations. Locke changed the English government by writing an essay which was published once Locke returned to England in 1688 it caused him to be a hero to many in his native country. Locke was apart of the Whig Party. He helped get the resurrection of the Board of Trade. He was a key member. Locke Passed away October 28, 1704 in Essex.
Locke believed that governments exist to help ensure these human rights, and these rights work as moral limits upon what governments can do to their citizens. “In the Two Treatises of Government, he defended the claim that men are by nature free and equal against claims that God had made all people naturally subject to a monarch. He argued that people have rights, such as the right to life, liberty, and property that have a foundation independent of the laws of any particular society. Locke used the claim that men are naturally free and equal as part of the justification for understanding legitimate political government as the result of a social contract where people in the state of nature conditionally transfer some of their rights to the government in order to better ensure the stable, comfortable enjoyment of their lives, liberty, and property. Since governments exist by the consent of