Iranian Hostage Crisis

By: Diana Rodriguez & Elizabeth Contreras

Iranian Hostage Crisis

On November 4, 1979 a group of Iranian Students stormed the U.S embassy in hostage. The Iranian wanted to show the United States this would happen to them if they get in their way, and to back off. President Jimmy Carter's decision is to allow Iran deposed Shan, a pro western autocrat who had been from his country.

The Iran hostage crisis had its origins in a series of events that took place nearly a half-century before it began. The students set their hostages free on January 21,1981 444 days after the crisis began and just hours after president Ronald Regan delivered his inaugural address. President carter's efforts to bring an end to the hostage crisis soon became one of his fore most priorities. The constant media coverage of the hostage crisis in the U.S served as a demoralizing backdrop for the 1980 presidential race.