Iranian Hostage Crisis

By Abraham Trevino, Alexis Garcia, Wilbert bonner

Iran Hostage Crisis Summary

On November 4, 1979, a group of Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 American hostages.The source of tension between Iran and the U.S. stemmed from an increasingly intense conflict over oil.

Important Terms

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini- The Religous Muslim Leader and led the rebels in overthrowing the shah and establising a religous state based on strict obedience.

Jimmy Carter refused to send back the shah in return for the hostages.