Benedict Arnold

The Traitor of America

Who Is Benedict Arnold?

Benedict Arnold was born on January 14, 1741 in Norwich, Connecticut. His first wife was Margaret Mansfield, whom he had 3 sons with. His second wife was Peggy Shippen who was only 18 when she married 38 year old, Benedict Arnold. Arnold was important in American history because of how he betrayed the United States. He rose to the rank of a general in the continental army and helped the colonists until he felt he was not being recognized for his achievements. He then turned to spying and stealing until eventually his health declined and he died June 14, 1801.