Franklin D. Roosevelt & Winston Churchill
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill conferred on a war vessel off the coast of Newfoundland on August 14, 1941. The agreed to present plans for a new world based on an end to tyranny and territorial aggrandizement, the disarmament of aggressors, and the fullest cooperation of all nations for the social and economic welfare of all. The Atlantic Charter was designed as a counter thrust to a possible new Hitler peace offensive as well as a statement of postwar aims. Fifteen anti-Axis nations, including the USSR, endorsed the Atlantic Charter the following month.