Churchill, however, realized that the joint statement was the best thing he could do during the conference. While the United States would remain neutral, the declaration would raise the morale of British public opinion and, most importantly, bind the United States closer to Britain. As a result, when Churchill forwarded the text of the statement to his cabinet on August 11, he warned them that it would be “reckless” to address unnecessary hardship. The firm followed Churchill`s recommendation and approved the Charter. The Americans insisted that the Charter recognize that the war was fought to ensure self-determination.  The British were forced to accept these objectives, but in a speech in September 1941 Churchill declared that the Charter should apply only to states under German occupation, much less to states that were part of the British Empire.  The Atlantic Charter inspired several other international agreements and events that followed the end of the war. The dismantling of the British Empire, the formation of NATO and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) are all derived from the Atlantic Charter. The President and Prime Minister have held several conferences. They examined the dangers of world civilization, which end with the policy of military domination by the conquest that the German Hitler government and other governments that associated it have taken, and highlighted the measures taken by their countries for their security in the face of these dangers. August 8-11, 1941Ort: Argentia Harbour across Placentia Bay, Newfoundland.Players: Churchill and RooseveltOutcome: Creation of the Atlantic Charter, an agreement between the United Kingdom and America that led to an Anglo-American alliance. The Atlantic Charter set goals for the post-war world and inspired many of the international agreements that subsequently marked the world, particularly the United Nations.
Churchill hesitated to make such a direct concession and debated the text of the Charter. Roosevelt wanted to add a clause that says: “… without discrimination, in order to promote the enjoyment of access to trade and raw materials of the world by all states, large or small, victorious or defeated, access to the trade conditions and raw materials of the world … Mr. Churchill asked that the words “duely considering their commitments” and not “without discrimination” be formulated. Churchill and Roosevelt met on August 9 and 10, 1941 aboard the U.S. Augusta in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, to discuss their respective war objectives for World War II and to outline a post-war international system. The charter they developed contained eight “common principles” that the United States and Britain would support in the post-war world.