Iranian Hostage Crisis.

Kaitlyn Powell & Kesha Harrison


In November 4th, 1979, a group of Iranian men broke into the U.S Embassy in Tehran and kidnapped about 52 American people. This happened because of President Jimmy Carter's choice to become involved heavily in their government. By taking the hostages, they were trying to show America that they didn't want their help and they didn't want them involved in their business. Jimmy Carter couldn't free the hostages and the group of hostages was set free on January 21, 1981, about 444 days after the crisis started.

President Jimmy Carter's failed attempts to bring the hostages home made him look bad and he lost the upcoming presidential election.

The Photos Above:

A mob invaded the U.S Embassy and burned a flag while seizing the compound and more than 50 students.
Pres Jimmy Carter's Response to the Iranian Hostage Crisis (1979)