Shah of Iran Group

Use the websites below to answer the questions in preparation for your presentation.


  1. When and how did the Shah of Iran (Mohammad Reza Pahlavi) come to power? What was the US’s role in him becoming Shah?

  2. What kind of government did the Shah lead?

  3. When and how did the Shah lose power?  What role did Islamic fundamentalists play?  Who took over after he lost power?

  4. What relation did his exile have to the Iranian hostage crisis?


Iran Chamber Society: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi

Mohammad Reza Pahalvi

Iranian Monarchy

Timeline: US and Iran Ties

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