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					     EDWARD “TED” KENNEDY
          1932-2009
   KENNEDY WAS A
    DEMOCRATIC
    SENATOR FROM
    MASSACHUSSETS. HE
    SERVED FOR 46
    YEARS.
   HE WAS THE BROTHER
    TO PRESIDENT JOHN
    F. KENNEDY, AND
    ROBERT F. KENNEDY,
    BOTH OF WHOM WERE
    ASSASSINATED IN THE
    1960'S.
         KENNEDY'S LEGACY
   KENNEDY'S MAJOR
    WORK WAS
    CENTERED AROUND
      HEALTHCARE
      EDUCATION
      ENDING APARTHEID
      CIVIL RIGHTS
      AIDS RESEARCH
      MENTAL HEALTH
      IMMIGRATION
   HE WAS THE VOICE FOR
    “THE LITTLE GUY”
Ted Kennedy: The Greatest Kennedy?
Kennedy's Two Great Legacies
   Kennedy was the               No Child Left Behind
    greatest Kennedy               emphasizes accountability
                                   for results, more choices for
    because of his                 parents, greater local
    willingness to work in a       control and flexibility, and
    bipartisan fashion.            an emphasis on best
   Bills such as No Child         practices.
    Left Behind, and the          The Medicare Prescription
    Medicare Prescription          Drug Program provides
                                   people who have very high
    Drug Program were              prescription drug costs.
    passed due to the
    influence of Kennedy.
Kennedy: Healthcare and
      Education
               These two programs,
                centered around
                education and
                healthcare make
                Kennedy one of the
                most important
                Senators, and the
                greatest Kennedy of all
                time.
               Education and
                healthcare are two of
                the most important
                issues of our time!
POLITICAL CARTOON:
KENNEDY AND HEALTH CARE REFORM
                 This cartoon deals with Ted
                 Kennedy and the car represents
                 the healthcare reform debate.

                 In addition this cartoon represents
                 Ted Kennedy driving off a bridge
                 in Chappaquiddick. His female
                 passenger died in the wreck when
                 he failed to report it to authorities.
                 The devices used by the
                 cartoonist include a sinking car
                 and an elephant which represents
                 Republicans.

                 The viewpoint of the cartoon is
                 that Republicans want nothing to
                 do with a “sinking” healthcare
                 reform movement.
Lockerbie Bomber
     Returned
 to Libya Despite
  U.S. Objections
•Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the only person ever convicted
for the killing of 270 people in the 1988 bombing of a plane over
Lockerbie, Scotland was released from a Scottish prison on August
20, 2009 to return to Libya.
•The Scottish authorities allowed al Megrahi to return to his home
country on compassionate grounds since he has terminal cancer
and only a few months to live.
•Of the 270 people on board flight 103, 189 were Americans. This
was the worst terrorist attack against U.S. citizens up until
September 11, 2001.
• The United States government contacted the Scottish government
before al Megrahi’s release to object and indicate that his release
would be a mistake.
                                               Site of devastation of the
                                               crash in Lockerbie,
                                               Scotland.
                                              “Bomb fear in UK’s worst disaster.” Online
                                              Image. Times Online. 22 Dec. 1988. 12
                                              Sept. 2009
                                              http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/cr
                                              ime/article5366803.ece
• Documents released recently indicate
that the release of al Megrahi was probably
part of a deal for oil. Letters going back to
2007 reveal that the British government
was considering including al Megrahi in a
prisoner swap because of national interest.
• Families of the victims of flight 103 and
U.S. officials have expressed outrage at al
Megrahi’s release.
• Although President Obama asked that al
Megrahi be kept under house arrest in
Libya, he was welcomed as a hero upon
his arrival there.
• During Libya’s 4oth anniversary
celebration of the coup which put               Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi
Moammar Gadhafi’s in power, a video clip        escorted by Libyan police
                                                officers in 1992.
showing al Megrahi’s return was shown           "Lockerbie bomber heads home after
                                                compassionate release." Online Image. Radio
which further angered U.S. government           France International. 20 Aug 2009. 12 Sept.
                                                2009 <http://www.rfi.fr/actuen/articles/116/arti
officials and family members.                   cle_4845.asp>.

• This incident is likely to strain relations
between the United States, and British and
Libyan governments.
                     CITATIONS

Allardace, Jason. "Lockerbie bomber set free for
oil." The Sunday Times Times Online. 30 Aug. 2009. 2
Sept.
2009 <http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/a
rticle6814939.ece>.

"Lockerbie bomber's return overshadows Libya's
celebrations." Portland Press Herald 2 Sept. 2009: A7
cols. 1-4.
                Works Cited
"Prescription Drug Coverage: Basic Information."
  Medicare: The Official US Government Site for
  People With Medicare. 02 April 2009. 9 Sep 2009
"Answer." U.S Department of Education. 01 July
  2009. 9 Sep 2009 <"Prescription Drug Coverage:
  Basic Information." Medicare: The Official US
  Government Site for People With Medicare. 02 April
  2009. 9 Sep 2009>.
Wertheimer, Linda. "Ted Kennedy: The Last of A
  Family Power Dynasty: NPR." npr.org. 29 August
  2009. 9 Sep 2009

				
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