August 14, 1941. Franklin D. Roosevelt, the President of the United States of America, and the Prime Minister, Mr. Churchill, representing His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, issued the Atlantic Charter to "make known certain common principles in the national policies of their respective countries on which they base their hopes for a better future for the world"
United Nations exhibit put on by OWI in Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. Central motif was this frame containing copy of Atlantic charter, with amplifiers at each end broadcasting speeches by Roosevelt, Churchill and Chiang Kai-Shek every half hour, and on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
In 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill conferred in their first wartime conference. Together they drafted the Atlantic Charter, a joint declaration of the two nations’ war aims and beliefs. (photo: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)
The Atlantic Charter was the agreement of declaration of war aims between Roosevelt and Churchill. Churchill hoped for a military dedication but both countries ended up promising collective security, disarmament, self-determination economic cooperation and also freedom of the seas. Roosevelt would "wage war" and do "everything" to "force an incident."