Iranian Hostage Crisis
By: Shelbi & Quenton
The Carter Administration And The Iranian Hostage Crisis
The situation was only expected to last a short time, but it dragged on for 444 days. The Carter administration had difficulty in retrieving the hostages. A secret rescue attempt in 1980 only made matters worse and Carter was not reelected in the 1980 presidential race. The hostages were released on January 20, 1981, the same day Ronald Reagan was sworn into office.
The hostages were publicly flaunted around blindfolded and photographed.
Iranian protesters demanding trials for The Shah .
Iranian extremist burning us flags