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Four Freedoms.

In his message to Congress proposing lend-lease legislation (Jan. 6, 1941), President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stated that Four Freedoms should prevail everywhere in the world—freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. These were substantially incorporated (Aug., 1941) in the Atlantic CharterAtlantic Charter
, joint program of peace aims, enunciated by Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Great Britain and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt of the United States on Aug. 14, 1941.
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Roosevelt's Four Freedoms speech had struck a chord with Rockwell, but the lofty language contrasted sharply with Rockwell's folksy images of small-town America.
Roosevelt's Four Freedoms speech, Rockwell illustrated four vital American ideas for The Saturday Evening Post: freedom from want and fear, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech.
It echoed Lincoln's second inaugural, the messianic addresses of Woodrow Wilson during World War I, FDR's Four Freedoms speech, the Truman Doctrine address to Congress, and Kennedy's inaugural.