August 9-12, 1941: Roosevelt and Churchill map out war goals at Atlantic Conference
From August 9—12, 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.
The Atlantic Charter laid the foundation for the formation of the United Nations, under which, the following year, 26 nations pledged to fight a united front against Axis powers.
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Photo: President Roosevelt welcomes Prime Minister Churchill aboard the USS Augusta for the Atlantic Conference, August 1941. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.