- Levellers, 1646-1649.
- John Locke (1632-1704), Two Treatises of Government, 1689.
- Age of Enlightenment
- Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776.
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, 1789.
- Ayn Rand (1905-1982), The Fountainhead, 1943.
- Foundation for Economic Education founded, 1946.
- Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973), Human Action, 1949.
- Ayn Rand (1905-1982), Atlas Shrugged, 1957.
- Reason magazine founded, 1968
- Libertarian Party (United States) founded, 1972.
- Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State, and Utopia, 1974.
- Cato Institute founded, 1977.