In his January 1941 address to Congress, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt articulated his vision for a postwar world founded on four basic human freedoms-freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want and freedom from fear. In the spring of 1942, Norman Rockwell was working on a piece commissioned by the Ordnance Department of the U.S. Army a painting of a machine gunner in need of ammunition. Posters of the gunner titled "Let's give him eough and on time," were distributed to ordnance plants thoughout the country to encourage production. But Rockwell wanted to do more for the war effort and decided he would illustrate Roosevelt's four freedoms.
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