GOV 291 US in ME: “Anti-Americanism and the Iranian Revolution”

Paper due March 26 in class.

In a paper of roughly 1250 words, typed and stapled/paper-clipped, address the following.

Analyze the importance of anti-Americanism in the Iranian Revolution of 1979.  Why was the United States “the Great Satan”?  In this context, discuss the importance of the fall of Mohammad Mossadeqh; human rights under the Shah; the Shah’s ‘modernization’ of Iran; and the importance of Iran in the context of the Cold War.

Use 4-5 scholarly sources, in addition to the readings assigned for the course.


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