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Destroyers For Bases Agreement, September 2, 1940

September 2, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Destroyers for Bases Agreement. Under the terms of the Agreement, the United States gave the British 50 obsolete destroyers in exchange for 99-year leases to territory in Newfoundland and the Caribbean. The territories would be used as United States air and naval bases. Substantial legal obstacles complicated the deal. Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and his colleagues spent much of the summer of 1940 trying to resolve some of these issues. Jackson's Acquisition of Naval and Air Bases in Exchange for Over-Age Destroyers was presented on August 27, 1940.

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London Agreement & Charter, August 8, 1945

The London Agreement, signed August 8, 1945, established an International Military Tribunal for the trial of Nazi war criminals. The Charter of the IMT (Nuremberg Charter) was annexed to the London Agreement, and explained the constitution, jurisdiction and functions of the Nuremberg Trial.

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Bibliography of Writings about Robert H. Jackson

A bibliography of writing about Robert H. Jackson.

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Chief Justice Visits Jamestown

Summer intern Ryan Schutte reflects on Chief Justice John G. Robert's speech during his May 17th, 2013 visit to the Jackson Center.

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Who is your Mary Willard?

Teachers change lives. Mary R. Willard was Robert Jackson's high school English teacher, an important mentor and friend, and an inspirational force in his life.

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Industrialized Killing: Accountability and Justice for Syria- An Interview with the Speaker

The Jackson Center recently sat down with board member David Crane to gain some insight into his upcoming lecture at Chautauqua Institution.

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Jackson Center Teacher Fellow creates “Bob Talks”

Caroline Hayes, a 2014 Robert H. Jackson Center Teacher Fellow, made it her project this past school year to teach her sixth grade students about the legacy of Robert H. Jackson. Her students created "Bob Talks" reminiscent of TED talks to learn and teach others about Robert H. Jackson.

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The Campion-Johnson Family and the 14th Amendment

Before the Supreme Court decided Obergefell v. Hodges, the Robert H. Jackson Center hosted two of the petitioners whose case, Bourke v. Beshear, was one of the four Supreme Court cases joined and decided with Obergefell v. Hodges. The petitioners, Paul Campion and Randy Johnson, were interviewed at the Robert H. Jackson Center on June 13, 2015.

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Tribe to Deliver Lecture on the Supreme Court

On July 8, 2015 at 4:00 p.m., Professor Tribe will be the featured lecturer at the Chautauqua Institution’s 11th Annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Franz Halder Diaries

The Robert H. Jackson Center recently received a donation of the war journals of Franz Halder from Paul Cawein, a local resident and Jackson Center supporter. Franz Halder, Chief of the General Staff of the Supreme Command of the Army of Germany (1939-1942), kept a personal war diary. The donation is a typescript of an English translation.

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