Benedict Arnold- Infamous Traitor
Benedict Arnold Biography and Early Life
Date of Birth: January 14,1741
Date of Death: June 14,1801
His family was upper class. He lived in a strict and religious household. Benedict Arnold was the 2nd of 6 children. Most of his siblings died from Yellow Fever; His sister, Hannah, was the only one of his siblings to make it to adulthood. Benedict went to an alternative school in Canterbury, Connecticut for two years, he would have been there longer, but he was forced to leave school at age 15. His family was fairly wealthy when he was young, but as he got older his father made poor business choices and caused the family great debt.His mother died in 1759 and his father followed her in death two years later.
Role Played In The Revolution
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Role Played After The war
What Benedict did after the war/lasting legacy
~Despite his great brilliance, Benedict Arnold will be forever know as an American Traitor.
~ Benedict Arnold's name is listed as a synonym for the word "Traitor"
~Benedict Arnold was often in trouble as a child.
~Benedict wasn't planning on becoming a traitor, he was trying to make the British surrender; He trying to help the colonists.
~He was caught exchanging letters with the British General.
~ When his friend John Andre was captured, he feared he was going to get captured and out of cowardice he ran over the British lines.
~Benedict Arnold was found guilty of two charges against him.