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Churchill and the Great Republic
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INTRODUCTION
TIMELINE
THEMES
  Forebears and Family
Warrior for Empire
Visits to America
American Presidents
The Communicator
The Politician
World War II
Cold Warrior
The Long Sunset
OBJECTS
Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Proposed declaration, August 12, 1941
The most publicized result of the Newfoundland meeting, the Atlantic Charter, set forth the war aims of the two nations. In addition to committing the U.S. and Britain against territorial aggrandizement, it also pledged their adherence to principles of peace, national self-determination, and freedom of the seas. It further outlined their obligation to freedom from "fear and want," open access (within limits) to trade and raw materials, improved labor standards, disarmament of aggressor nations, and "a wider and permanent system of general security." Churchill gave this next-to-last draft version to Averell Harriman as a souvenir.

Object Details:
Mimeograph paper. W. Averell Harriman Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (131)


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Image: Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Proposed declaration, August 12, 1941
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