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"
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)