Iranian Hostage Crisis
By ; Roniesha Perkins , Andre Thomas , Jose Roldan
On November 4, 1979, a group of Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 American hostages. The cause of this was President Jimmy Carter’s decision to allow Iran’s deposed Shah, was to come to the United States for cancer treatment. The students let hostages free on January 21, 1981, 444 days after the crisis began and just hours after President Ronald Reagan delivered his inaugural address. Many people believed that hostage crisis cost Jimmy Carter a second term as president.