Iranian Hostage Crisis

Rosa Jasso & Andjuar Barkely

What was it all about?

The “Iran Hostage Crisis” was a crisis between the United States and Iran. The Iranian people took 55 civilians of America hostage for 444 days. The Iranian people felt disrespected because the United States was interfering with it’s affairs. It was also a way to make the Iranian Revolutionary leader known internationally. The leader name was Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

At first the hostages were not treated as bad you would think, but after failed attempts to rescue them they were chained and locked. Americans were not happy about this. During the crisis Americans grew with patriotism. They were determined to get the hostages back. They did not set the hostages free until January 20, 1981. A total of 444 days.

Important Terms

Hostage -

a person seized or held as security for the fulfillment of a condition.

Terrorists -

a person who uses terrorism in the pursuit of political aims.



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