Most American citizens thought that United States should not get involved in the war. In 1935 – 1937 the laws made legal to sell arms o to lend money to the countries in war. President Roosevelt asked the congress to allow the Allies to buy American arms. In 1941, the president could lend or lease arms to any country vital to the United States. United Stated had not joined the war yet, president Roosevelt and Churchill secretly joined to the Atlantic Charter.
The Atlantic Charter helped to free trade among nations and also the right of people to choose their own government.