A hostage crisis took place for 444 days during Jimmy Carter's presidency. It wasn't until Ronald Reagan's election that the hostages were released. In what country did this hostage crisis occur?
The Iranian Revolution favored an Islamic State. The Shah was overthrown, and the American embassy in Tehran was seized by pro-revolution Iranian students. There they held 50 Americans hostage for 444 days. The crisis was televised to the American public and severely undermined President Carter's foreign policy initiatives. Some argue the crisis cost him the election.
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