BY: Abrineesha & Asia

Important Terms & Summary

Ronald Reagan As the clock ticked the time away, Carter tried to resolve a crisis that had almost destroyed his presidency.JIMMY CARTER |Carter debated against President Gerald Ford three times and won with 297 electoral votes to 241 for Ford. Hostage

a person seized or held as security for the fulfillment of a condition.

Crisis a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger.On November 4, 1979, an angry mob of young Islamic revolutionaries overran the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 Americans hostage. "From the moment the hostages were seized until they were released minutes after Ronald Reagan took the oath of office as president 444 days later," wrote historian Gaddis Smith, "the crisis absorbed more concentrated effort by American officials and had more extensive coverage on television and in the press than any other event since World War II."