Iranian hostage crisis

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  1. Iranian Hostage Crisis 1979-1981 2. Hostages Takenã November 4, 1979 – An angry Iranian mob overruns the US embassy taking more than sixty US prisoners hostage –…
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  • 1. Iranian Hostage Crisis 1979-1981
  • 2. Hostages Taken• November 4, 1979 – An angry Iranian mob overruns the US embassy taking more than sixty US prisoners hostage – The mob was unorganized and chaotic
  • 3. Carter vs. Reagan• All but a few minutes of the hostages being held took place under President Carter’s watch; four minutes after President Reagan was sworn in the hostages were released
  • 4. Affect on The United States• Widespread disapproval of President Carter and any relations with the Middle-East became prevalent during the Iranian Hostage Crisis• It took the US from being a nation of gunslingers ready to pick a fight with anyone to one that took more time in planning an effective way to deal with the situation and risk as few American lives as possible
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