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$200.00 I Bond

CHIEF JOSEPH

(1840-1904)

  • Nez Perce Chief —

C hief Joseph, a Native American leader, is best known for his principled resistance to the U.S. government’s attempts to force the Nez Perce onto a reservation. An 1863 treaty took away their lands and forced the Nez Perce and their leader into a position of resistance. Though he consistently opposed war, when conflict became inevitable Chief Joseph and other leaders led the Nez Perce on a courageous retreat in 1877 for more than a thousand miles through Montana and Idaho. After a five-day siege only 30 miles from safety, he surrendered. In his final years, Chief Joseph spoke eloquently of the injustice of United States policy toward his people and held out hope that one day freedom and equality might come for Native Americans.

$500.00 I Bond

GENERAL GEORGE C. MARSHALL

(1880-1959)

  • Military General, Statesman, Nobel

Peace Prize Recipient —

G eorge C. Marshall was one of the most renowned military figures in United States history, serving as a General of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, Secretary of State, and Secretary of Defense. He led U.S. military efforts to victory in the Second World War. Later, through the Marshall Plan, he built the foundation for the economic rehabilitation of Europe for which he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953—the first soldier to receive this honor.

$1,000.00 I Bond

ALBERT EINSTEIN

(1879-1955)

  • Physicist, Author of the Theory of

Relativity, Nobel Prize Recipient—

W ith the special and general theories of relativity, Einstein replaced Newton’s view of absolute time and absolute space with a new physics in which time slows down and gravity changes the shape of the universe. Albert Einstein is a symbol of the pursuit of truth through science that knows no national boundaries. As an immigrant to the United States, Einstein fled pre-war Germany and became a United States citizen. As a prize-winning physicist, Einstein replaced centuries of physics with a new and more complete view of the universe. As an international figure, Einstein fought for the cause of peace. He received the Nobel Prize for physics for his work on the photoelectric effect.

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