By Matthew Taylor
Childhood and Family
Affects of Childhood
Benedict was not Well Educated
It is possible that maybe Benedict didn't quite see what the consequences of betraying his nation would be. Benedict was also know as a drinker, so alcohol definitely didn't help his decisions.
Benedict was not a Fan of Congress
Benedict and His Short Temper
Benedict naturally had a short temper. While this helped with his leading abilities, some people disliked Benedict because of it. Some thought he was too harsh and too hard on his soldiers. Benedict had a mixed reputation. Some praised him and some wanted him out of the military all together. His temper didn't help his reputation. Alcohol also affected his mood. With all the stress and responsibility that came with being a military leader, Benedict was often found in a bar. His temper and drinking habits most likely didn't help his thinking, and he could have easily not been thinking right when he made the decision to trade plans with the British.