Essay On Iran Hostage Crisis

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Iran Hostage Crisis Puts U.S on Edge.

“In the late 1970s the hostage crisis became a symbol of America’s inability to take decisive action in the face of pervasive problems,” said David Brooks about the 1979 hostage crisis in the Middle East (Brooks). If you ask an American that remembers this Iran hostage incident, they will say that it was a bad 3 years knowing that any day 66 lives could be lost in a blink of an eye. Even though 14 women, African Americans, and 1 ill stricken hostage were released after 2 years, H52 innocent people who were there for a year more. The Iran hostage crisis resulted from rising tensions between the two countries, Iran militants took matters into their own hands by capturing 66 U.S citizens, and their actions resulted in several failed attempts by Carter which eventually ended his career.
Before the 66 hostages were captured, Iran had a revolution (“The”). This Islāmic revolution started when Iranian citizens were dissatisfied with the rule of Shah Reza Pahlavi (“The”). The annoyed people of Iran were irritated with the Shah due to the fact that he lead them with the use of fear, manipulation,
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In the eyes of some American Citizens, the hostage crisis is one of the reasons why Jimmy Carter wasn’t reelected and Ronald Reagan was instead (“Iran Hostage Crisis.” History). Only as the time was running out on Jimmy Carter's presidency and time was ticking away until Ronald Reagan became President, the Iranians decided to deny President Carter the satisfaction of rescuing the hostages, so they waited until Ronald Reagan was inaugurated to send the hostages back (“6”) . Minutes after Ronald Reagan's Inaugural Address, his first “action” as president was to liberate the 52 hostages that were in Iran (“Iran Hostage Crisis.”

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