Full Name is Edward “Ted” Moore This is his entire family, which contains some famous
Kennedy people like John. F Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy
He was born in Boston,
Massachusetts on February
He was the youngest of nine
children and was brought
up in an Irish Catholic
His parents were Rose Fitzgerald and
Joseph. P. Kennedy and that is a picture of
Since his father was a businessman they
had to shift a lot to accommodate his
He moved so much that he had switched to
ten different schools by the age of 11.
One great thing about his early childhood
was that his father was still a part of his life.
He would send telegrams and letters home
to his family and would also come home at a
moments notice if his children needed him.
One interesting fact about the Kennedy’s
His mother was a person who taught
her children the value of education. was that dinner would involve quizzes
over politics, history, and literature.
Ted liked sports more than academics.
Since he wasn’t going to be in the
spotlight for having good academics
he decided on other ways to get the
Ted was a an extrovert and the family’s
Since he was the youngest child, his
parents had a soft spot for him
Since his expectations were lowered than that of
his brothers this was later a huge part of his life
when he tried entering the professional world.
In 1948 he entered Milton Academy, but did not
stand out like his brothers and sister.
After he graduated he went on to Harvard
University. He was expelled, and returned in two
years where he was almost recruited to the Green
He declined and said he interested into another
He went on to the International Law School and
then went to the Virginia Law School and got his
law degree in 1959.
These incidents of death in Ted’s Dictionary.com’s definition of
family would seen be known as “The lobotomy is, the operation of cutting
Kennedy Curse”. into a lobe, as of the brain or the lung.
In 1941, Ted’s older sister,
lobotomized. The operation
failed and he was
In 1944, Joe Jr. was killed
when he plane was shot
down during a Navy
In 1948, Kathleen died in a private plane crash over the French Alps.
In 1963, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. As seen in the above picture was the aftermath
of the shooting shown in a piece of artwork.
A year later Ted was in a horrific plane crash that he survived, but he had sustained a back injury and
internal bleeding that ultimately left him with chronic pain for the rest of his life.
Robert who was his closest brother in the family was assassinated during his presidential campaign in
After JFK was elected president, Ted
was elected to his brother’s old
Vietnam War as a time for
Senate seat. criticism for Ted Kennedy.
At age 30, he was now the
representative for the state of
Kennedy was supporting the
Vietnam War, but changed
slowly and started to oppose
it and also criticize the war.
Ted was the youngest-ever
majority whip in the U.S.
This incident would always haunt Ted
Ted Kennedy was involved in the
and also stopped him from running for
President numerous times.
The Chappaquiddick incident was
when Ted Kennedy accidentally
drove of a bridge on
Chappaquiddick Island and his
companion in the car was Mary Jo
Kopechne who drowned. Ted was
found guilty of leaving the scene of
He was reelected to numerous
times even after this scandal.
He also ran for President, but lost in
the primaries to Jimmy Carter
After Bill Clinton was elected President, Ted Kennedy
started to become an influential legislator who
supported the health-care reform.
From then on he was know as a prominent member in
the Senate with what he was doing for the American
Ted Kennedy This is a picture of Bill Clinton and
was a person that helped Ted become
accomplished A LOT! who he is today.
Ted was involved in a lot of
bills that helped many
He was an author of the
1966 Health Insurance
Accountability Act and also
the 1977 Children’s Health
He worked on immigration reform, criminal
code reform, fair housing, health care, AIDS
research, public education, and numerous
programs to help the poor.
He also upheld his positions on abortion,
busing, and capital punishment. He was a kind
of guy that used his political skills and his
bipartisan friendship to his advantage while
still being liberal.
One act that was very important to me was the
No Child Left Behind Act and a picture is
shown on the right depicting its logo.
He also worked with September 11th victims
and helped passed even an act over terrorism.
He passed acts for the disabled, the current
war in Iraq, Medicaid, and so much more.
Ted with his brothers
He offered ideas and
proposed so many bills and
acts and helped so many
He survived a plane crash
and avoided “The Kennedy
He was a great man,
thank you Ted Kennedy.
He was known as the
“liberal lion of the Senate”
He proved he was a
He left behind a legacy of of
public service for everyone
to see and benefit from