Ted Kennedy
Ted Kennedy 1980
42nd President of the United States
In office:

Januay 20, 1981 - January 20, 1989

Preceded by: Ronald Reagan
Succeded by: George H. W. Bush
United States Senator from Massachusetts
In office:

November 7, 1962 - December 22, 1980

Preceded by: Ben Smith
Succeded by: Unknown

February 22 1932, Boston, Massachusetts

Died August 25 2009, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
Nationality: American
Political party: Democratic

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (1953 - 1994)

Children: Kara, Edward, Patrick
Alma mater:

Harvard College

Occupation: Politician, Lawyer
Religion: Roman Catholic

Ted Kennedy was an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States (1981 - 1989).

The most notable achievement off his Presidency was the introduction of the affordable healthcare act (also known as Kennedycare). In 1984 he was re-elected with a majority percentage of the popular vote.

Early Life

Senate Career

1980 Presidential Election

Main Article: United States presidential election, 1980

After much speculation Kennedy finally decided he would seek the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1980. He was the clear frontrunner.

First Term

1984 Presidential Election

Second Term

The dominating factor of Kennedy's second term was the Gary Hart sex scandal, which was ulitimatly to result in Hart's resignation from office. The scandal ravaged the Democratic Party, and although Kennedy himself wasn't involved it did damage his approval ratings significantly.

Post Presidency


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