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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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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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Workshops

The Jackson Center's teacher workshops are designed to strengthen classroom techniques and provide in-depth, hands-on information.

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“If There Is Any Fixed Star,” Jackson on Barnette

Cass Sunstein, writing for Bloomberg View, June 1, 2015, stated, "If we had to preserve just one Supreme Court opinion to show some other civilization what American constitutional law is all about, I'd pick Jackson's prose poem in the Barnette Case."

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The Jackson Center Welcomes 2015 Summer Interns

Six students join the center this summer to aid the center as well as learn through Jackson's legacy.