John Locke By: abby cafagna

Summary Of Ideas

John Locke belived that people could learn from experience and improve themselves. John Locke criticized Absolute monarchy and favored the idea of self- government. John Locke believed that everyone was born with 3 rights, which were liberty, freedom, and property. If any of those were broken or lost, he believed that the citizens had the right to overthrow the government.

Impact Of Idea On Society

John Locke belived in natural rights of life, liberty, and property. This was a major impact on society because the u.s. Used this idea when developing the Declaration of Independence.

ChAllenged traditional beliefs

Old belief: The government told the people how to live.

New belief: The government let the people have rights and the people were able to rebel against unjust rulers. Also the idea of government by popular consent.


" I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts." - John Locke

This quote means that how people act will tell you what they really think.

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