Benedict Arnold Biography

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The Biography of
Benedict Arnold

Benedict Arnold was the biggest traitors in history but he never received what he was promised for becoming one. Benedict Arnold was born on January 14, 1741 in Norwich, Connecticut and died June 14,1801. In this paper you will learn about Benedict Arnold’s childhood, how he became known as the biggest traitor in the history of the United States, and how he switched sides in the middle of the war.
In this paragraph Benedict Arnold’s childhood and family will be explained. Benedict Arnold had seven sisters and four brothers. All but one of his sisters died and later all of his brothers died too. He was left with only one sister. Benedict’s father ran a very successful business but then he started to drink and
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He was most famous for being a traitor and spy. His wife Peggy delivered the British letters written in code or invisible ink. One of his first tasks as a spy was to surrender the Colonial Army’s Fort at West Point. Benedict Arnold went to a meeting with British officer Major Andre to talk about West Point but soon after the meeting Andre was captured and hung. They found papers with Andre that talked about Benedict’s plan to surrender West Point but Benedict heard about it and was able to escape to the British.
After Benedict switched to the British, he became a general for them. He had fought for a long time with the colonial army but never made general. He made an impact on our lives because without him we may not have become a free country.
Benedict Arnold had an exciting life as a traitor and spy. He never received all 20,000 pounds promised to him by the British for handing over West Point. He was named after his great grandfather who was once governor of the colony Connecticut. He was said to be one of the biggest traitors in the history of the United States and his name is used for the word traitor
While researching this paper I learned that Benedict Arnold was never hung. In this paper I hope you learned about Benedict Arnold’s childhood, how he became known as the biggest traitor in the history of the United States, and how he switched sides in the middle of the Revolutionary

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