Iran Hostage Crisis

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Iran Hostage Crisis
Imagine being held hostage for four hundred and forty four days. The thought alone is scary but this was reality for Fifty-three Americans when they was held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran. This was a tough situation because America and Iran had bigger problems to deal with. Insurgency broke out and former King Reza Shah Pahlavi was forced into exile by the people of Iran. The United States backed the former King and when Pahlavi came to America looking for refuge this caused a serious situation. The United States learned that Pahlavi had cancer and made a choice to let him in for treatment. This angered the people of Iran and forced Iranian students to protest outside of the American embassy. On
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The first major visit was Vice President Nixon 's trip to Iran. After Vice President Nixon 's visit, the Shah visited the United States under President Eisenhower and President Kennedy. The United States and Shah 's relations diminished slightly during Vietnam and shortly before Iran 's Revolution when Jimmy Carter was elected into office as President.
President Jimmy Carter was put in a difficult situation and his decisions only made United States and Iran relations worse. The revolution in Iran had become a reality when uprisings started. President Jimmy Carter had a choice to support either the Shah or the rising revolutionaries in Iran. There was no response from President Carter to the revolution, and it cost him. The cost came shortly after the Shah was exiled from Iran. The Shah sought refuge in the United States after his exile, and Carter had to choose whether he would interfere with the prosecution of the Shah. In the beginning, Carter refused to accept the Shah because of the anticipated reaction of the Iranian people. When President Carter discovered the Shah 's positive testing to cancer, the Shah requested treatment in the United States and thickened the dilemma. After much consideration and hesitation, Carter granted refuge to the Shah for treatment of his cancer. President Carter had imagined the possible consequences, but he was stunned on November 4th, 1979. The crisis had
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