IRANIAN HOSTAGE CRISIS
By Karla & Emily :)
Iranian Hostage Crisis Summary
The constant media coverage of the hostage crisis in the U.S served as a crush backdrop for the 1980 presidential race. Carter's inability to solve the problem made him look like a weak leader. The republican Ronald Reagan took advantage of his weakness and won the election. Rumors circulated that Reagan's campaign staff negotiated with the Iranians to make sure that the hostages would not be released before the election. On January 21, 1981, few hours later Ronald Reagan delivered his inaugural address, the remaining hostages were released.
An American hostage is paraded before cameras by his Iranian captors in 1979
President Jimmy Carter
Iranian radicals burning the American flag atop the embassy.