March 1

Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Irish-born American sculptor, born

March 1, 1848

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Emily Dickinson's “Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers” published

March 1, 1862

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The Articles of Confederation is formally ratified

March 1, 1781

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  • Lesson 1: The President Under the Articles of Confederation
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 1: The President Under the Articles of Confederation

    At the time the Founders were shaping the future of a new country, John Adams suggested the President should be addressed as “His Excellency.” Happily, others recognized that such a title was inappropriate. Though the proper form of address represents only a small detail, defining everything about the Presidency was central to the idea of America that was a work-in-progress when the nation was young.

Ralph Ellison, African-American writer, is born

March 1, 1914