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#OTD in 1865 the Thirteenth Amendment passed the House of Representatives, sending it to the states for ratification. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States “…except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted."
The amendment ended race-based chattel slavery in America, but did not rid the nation of forced labor, which exists through America’s prison system today. #13thAmendment #Constitution #slavery #HistoryMatters #CivilWar #USCivilWar #AmericanCivilWar #PoliticalHistory #knowhistory
Congress abolished slavery in Washington D.C. in 1862. The Emancipation Proclamation outlawed slavery in rebelling states Jan. 1, 1863 and former rebel states were forced to ban slavery in new state constitutions. Republicans in Congress still wanted a Constitutional Amendment.
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On the subject of “Who is entitled to the title of ‘Doctor’?” regarding the WSJ hot mess article, I thought it important to offer a linguistic & historical perspective.
Bottomline, if we adopt the historical (& linguistic lens), PhDs are the the real “doctors”.

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“Doctor” comes from the latin “Docere” which means “To teach”. From the 1300s, It was donned on eminent scholars who have distinguished themselves after many years of learning and research to earn a doctorate so they could teach in Universities. 2/
It was around the 1600s that medical schools started according their graduates the title of “Doctor” after graduation from what is considered an undergraduate program in the hierarchy of university programs. 3/
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