Iran Hostages crisis
by Cecilia trejo and Miguel rodriguez
Iranian hostage crisis
On January 21, 1981 the student set their hostages free 444 days had past. After the crisis began just an hours after Ronald Reagan delivered his inaugural address.may people this that the hostages situation was the cause of why reagan didn't run for president his second year.
Important terms & people
OPERATION EAGLE CLAW:. The operation was supposed to send an elite rescue team into the embassy compound. However, a severe desert sandstorm on the day of the mission caused several helicopters to malfunction, including one that veered into a large transport plane during takeoff. Eight American servicemen were killed in the accident, and Operation Eagle Claw was aborted.
Jimmy carter: the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter struggled to respond to formidable challenges, including a major energy crisis as well as high inflation and unemployment. In the foreign affairs arena, he reopened U.S. relations with China and made headway with efforts to broker peace in the historic Arab-Israeli conflict, but was damaged late in his term by a hostage crisis in Iran.
Ronald Reagan: would move in. As the clock ticked the time away, Carter tried to resolve a crisis that had almost destroyed his presidency. He was close, very close, and as he said, "At stake were the lives of 52 precious human beings who had been imprisoned in Iran for 444 days–and almost 12 billion dollars of Iranian asset
Demonstrators burn an American flag on Nov. 9, 1979, atop the wall of the U.S. Embassy where students had been holding American hostages since Nov. 4.
This is a general view outside the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, on Nov. 27, 1979, showing demonstrators, including oil tank drivers with their vehicles. They supported the students who were holding 50 American hostages inside the embassy.