How Did John Locke Change the World?

    John Locke changed and influenced the world in many ways. His political ideas like those in the Two Treatises of Government, (such as civil, natural, and property rights and the job of the government to protect these rights), were put into the United States Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution. His ideas about life, liberty, and property however were slightly altered to life, liberty and the persuit of happiness. John Lockes ideas and teachings of rights greatly influenced the Englightenment and Enlightenment thinkers. 

  Locke's ideas of the separation of the governments powers into legislative, executive, and federative were more fully developed by the French writer Montesquieu. Montesquieu however changed them into legislative, executive, and judicial. These were then put into the American Constitutions framing process. Also, Thomas Jefferson, one of the main writters of the American Declaration of Independence said Locke was one of "the three greatest men that have ever lived, without any exception". Locke's view's greatly influenced Thomas Jefferson's political outlook, therefore he technically helped write the Declaration of Independence. John Locke and his ideas on education influenced modern history and even school systems today because of his teachings.