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    Benedict Arnold A man, who was once known as one of the greatest generals involved in the revolutionary war, quickly gained the reputation of a traitor to America. General Benedict Arnold suddenly betrayed America and joined the British enemy. Much controversy is raised when discussing the reason Arnold chose to switch sides, but historical documents clear unanswered questions and have the potential to justify his reasons. From a different perspective, his actions signify personal gain, but consequently end in defeat. Benedict Arnold was a loyal American hero who abandoned the American cause for multiple reasons. The start of the Revolutionary War contributed to Arnold’s reputation as a hero. The conflict occurred between America and Great…

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    The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin tells the true tale of Benedict Arnold. Starting as a great general for the patriots and becoming the nation’s very first traitor. A once wealthy Arnold family, their name was destroyed by Benedict’s father. His father’s business was failing and soon after his father picked up heavy drinking. Everyone knew how the Arnolds went from rich to poor and Benedict was ashamed. His goal was to return honor to his family’s name. Arnold created a…

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    Benedict Arnold grew up with a simple goal: to restore the Arnold name. Even though he became a smart and wealthy merchant, he needed to do more to make the Arnold name respected. “He [wanted to] do more than just restore the Arnold name. He [wanted to] make it immortal.” (Sheikin). Knowing this, you wouldn’t be surprised to hear that he was one of the first to volunteer for his local militia, and was elected to be their leader. Rapidly moving up the ladder, the mentally and physically fit…

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    2 9-15-15 Benedict Arnold During war hero’s should typically be on one side to better that one side. Benedict Arnold was different having an effect of both sides in one war. No general was more creative as Arnold, and can be considered as the most courageous officer in History , yet Arnold is known, not as a hero is but as a villain. Arnold was a commander at West Point, New York, and Arnold planned to hand it over to the British. Although Benedict Arnold made huge gains as a leader in the…

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    believe Benedict Arnold deserves the dishonor of being one of America's greatest traitors. It is true that Arnold helped exceedingly at the Battle of Quebec and Saratoga while getting his leg wounded. Arnold wanted the fame and the money from his country. Benedict Arnold’s father was a drunk, so Arnold wanted to restore his family name to whatever the cost, but instead he ruined it. The Pennsylvania Council had been closely investigating his actions. Benedict Arnold was constantly going to…

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    By definition, Benedict Arnold is a traitor. One of the most dramatic characters in history, The Notorious Benedict Arnold and Arnold’s letter to a British officer, John André, about selling West Point both contribute to the story of Arnold’s cowardly transferring from American to British forces. Clearly, his motivations were his lack of appreciation by other militants and need for a lavish lifestyle. Even though Benedict Arnold won over critical battlegrounds and contributed to the…

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    Benedict Arnold did not exercise field command on the battlefield of the American force at the battle of Freeman's Farm on September 19, 1777. The battle was fought by Colonels and Brigadiers with little direction from Benedict Arnold. Arnold’s division was engaged that day, but Arnold was not there. My friend who is a soldier who fought in the battle of Saratoga gave me his account about where Benedict Arnold was during the battle.“It is worthy to remark, that not a single general officer was…

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    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…

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    Benedict Arnold Summary

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    Benedict Arnold comes from a line of disgraced ancestors, and he plans on restoring the family name. Headstrong, courageous, and fiercely brash, he is in the midst of the Revolutionary War when it starts. He begins by signing up as a general, and soon decides to take over Fort Ticonderoga. On the way, he meets Ethan Allen, another countryman who wants to take over Fort Ti himself. Arnold disagrees violently, and this is just the beginning of his many adventurous encounters. As Arnold rises…

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    but felt like he should fight with the British. “Benedict Arnold was a general during the American Revolutionary War who originally fought for the American Continental Army but defected to the British Army. While a general on the American side, he obtained command of the fort at West Point, New York, and plotted to surrender it to the British forces.” http://izquotes.com/author/benedict-arnold. Benedict Arnold was a loving man, but betrayed his team. Equally important, Arnold's betrayal at the…

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