Iran Hostage Crisis
Frida Romero and Joana Lopez
The Iranian Hostage Crisis helped cost president Carter his reelection. The hostage situation was a major campaign issue that lost him millions of voters. This crisis was only expected to last a short time but it dragged on for 444 days.
Iran: Also known as Persia, country located in Western Asia.
Iranian Hostage Crisis: Hostage that held more then 60 Americans from the US Embassy and kept them as prisoners for 444 days.
Ayatollah Khomeini: Iranian political and religious leader.