Benedict Arnold Essays

  • Benedict Arnold

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    Continental Army, Benedict Arnold is most remembered for becoming a turncoat during the Revolutionary War. But, before switiching sides Benedict was a strong military leader and an excellent soldier. And, on both sides of the war, Benedict had great victories. Through his patriotic and traitorous acts, Benedict Arnold helped shape the course of the American Revolution. In 1775, Benedict Arnold had taken his first victory-Fort Ticonderoga. The Battle of the fort occured on May 10, 1775. Arnold and four-hundred

  • Benedict Arnold

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    names in history is Benedict Arnold, an American Revolutionary War leader, who is known for being the “traitor to his country.” Yet, without his courageous and heroic deeds in the fight against the British, the Americans may have not gained freedom. In Saratoga, New York, a monument is dedicated to Arnold’s contribution to the victory of the Battle of Saratoga; however, there is no name on the monument. Biographer James Kirby Martin once said, “The tragedy of Benedict Arnold is that his incredible

  • Benedict Arnold

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    Benedict Arnold What changes a military hero from a great patriot to a treasonous traitor? Benedict Arnold is the only man in our history to be a military hero for both sides. He is known to most in our country as a traitor but without his valiant efforts in battle against the British forces our country may not be singing the National Anthem but God Save the Queen. His passion for defeating the enemy in the end was what defeated him. What was the turning point in this patriot’s career?

  • Essay On Benedict Arnold

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    Benedict Arnold used to be a great American general. He helped the colonists win many of the battles. However, on his deathbed, he said; “Let me die in this old uniform in which I fought my battles. May God forgive me for ever putting on another.”. Benedict was once a great American general, so why did he say this? Benedict Arnold was known as one of the greatest traitors of America because he switched sides mid-war for money and glory, gave away important locations of supply drops and troops to

  • Benedict Arnold Traitor

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    name “Benedict Arnold” is often used as a synonym for the word “traitor” ? Benedict Arnold was not the kindest or most honest person when he was alive but he was once a great american hero. Many believe that he was just a cold hearted traitor who betrayed america for money and greed . Maybe that is true but you can not make up assumptions about him before you know anything really about him. In my project I learned many things that surprised me and also changed my perspective on who Benedict Arnold

  • Benedict Arnold Contributions

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    Benedict Arnold: The Patriot Benedict Arnold is a name that is commonly associated with treachery by Americans. Clouded with this perception, people fail to recognize Arnold as one of the greatest patriots whose contributions helped United States of America to reach independence. In analyzing his background and various contributions and sacrifices for the colonies in the book “George Washington and Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots”, one would argue that his contributions might even exceed

  • Benedict Arnold: A Traitor

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    Benedict Arnold was born on January 14th, 1741 in Norwich, Connecticut. His father was a businessman and anticipated that his son would be equally as successful. Three of Arnold’s siblings died from diphtheria, so his father began drinking heavily and lost his job. The family fell on hard financial times (Benedict). In the following years, Benedict’s mother died so he proceeded to take responsibility for his remaining sister and father. His dad, at the time, had been arrested for being drunk in

  • Benedict Arnold: Traitor or Hero?

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    People often talk about how “evil” Benedict Arnold was, how his name was often associated with the word “Traitor”. Then we hear how he was: brilliant, victorious leader, very successful, credited battle hero, and the list goes on. But do we really know if Benedict Arnold was as bad as his reputation proceed? Was Benedict Arnold a Traitor or a Hero? There has been six Benedict Arnolds including the traitor of the United States of America. The first Benedict Arnold sailed from New England to New Port

  • Benedict Arnold Research Paper

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    Benedict Arnold was born on January 14. 1741, in Norwich, Connecticut. At the young age of thirteen, he was apprenticed to an apothecary. He was briefly part of the Connecticut and New York militias during the French and Indian War. He, however, never took part in any military actions at the time. After the war was over, he continued to work as an apothecary and as a book seller. He was also a smuggler of both sugar and rum. Later, Arnold joined the Continental Army in April 1775 when the Revolutionary

  • Benedict Arnold

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    Benedict Arnold1 Benedict Arnold was different: a military hero for both sides in the same war. He began his career as an American Patriot in May 1775, when he and Ethan Allen led the brigade that captured Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain. Arnold's heroics continued in September, when he led an expedition of 1,150 riflemen against Quebec, the capital of British Canada. The American commander drove his men hard through the Maine wilderness, overcoming leaky boats, spoiled provisions, treacherous

  • Benedict Arnold: Marked as a Traitor

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    Benedict Arnold was an American hero. He might have even been the best general the United States had. But during a bleak moment of envy, hurt and distrust, an admirable leader turned into a monster that could not be turned back. When he was at his lowest, he decided to surrender West Point, a fort that was essential to the Americans during the Revolution, over to the British. He did not succeed, but he still managed to get away before he was caught. Arnold’s name was now to be forever associated

  • Is Benedict Arnold A Hero Or Traitor

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    “Let me die in this old uniform in which I fought my battles. May god forgive me for ever having put on another's.” Benedict Arnold, one of America's greatest heroes is thought to be a traitor for one mistake that he made. Benedict Arnold shouldn't be thought as a traitor for one bad thing he did versus many of the good things he has done. Arnold gave up West Point for 20,000 pounds in 1780. Most people don't know the good things he did for America. He fought many battles for the freedom of America

  • Jim Murphy's The Real Benedict Arnold

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    Jim Murphy’s The Real Benedict Arnold went in-depth and described in a detailed manner the life of Benedict Arnold. Murphy’s purpose of writing this book about Benedict Arnold was to expose some of the rumors and folktales that have been added to Benedict Arnold’s life so that we can see him in fair and objective way. He wanted to state the facts pertaining to Benedict Arnold’s life and help the reader obtain a more thorough understanding of who Benedict was and the motivations that led to his treasonous

  • Benedict Arnold in the Revolutionary War

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    the war Arnold became a captain in the Governor's Second Company of Guards. Eager for action, Arnold and his men marched off to Cambridge and asked for the commission of the Massachusetts committee of safety to capture Fort Ticonderoga. Along the way Arnold’s group met up with Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys. Despite their differences the groups successfully captured the fort on May 10th by surprising the British Garrison. As the Green Mountain Boys raided the rum stores Arnold was in an

  • The Notorious Benedict Arnold; A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery

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    The Notorious Benedict Arnold; A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery is a historic, non-fiction book written by Steve Sheinkin , an “Arnold fanatic”. Published by Roaring Brook Press on November 9, 2010, this piece of literature contains 285 pages with complete sources, and references. In addition, this book won the YALSA Award in 2012 for its literary impact on young adults. With this biography, Steve Sheinkin seeks to describe all aspects of a crucial figure in the history of America

  • Essay On Benedict Arnold

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    Benedict Arnold Biography By:Charlie Lucero Although he was a skillful leader throughout the revolution, General Benedict Arnold is best known as the man who betrayed his country. After reading more about him, one has to wonder if the betrayal was solely one-sided. Youth and family Benedict Arnold was born on January 14, 1741, in Norwich, Connecticut. He was one of eleven children. His mother had been a prosperous widow before marrying Arnold's father, a merchant. However, Arnold's father did

  • The Notorious Benedict Arnold Summary

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    The 307 pages of The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin are filled with non-stop action and adventure. The book tells the stories of Benedict Arnold and John Andre. The story started with Arnold’s family history and what Arnold did before joining the military. In the years leading up to Benedict joining the military he had a successful business, he married and had three boys. The story progresses on to tell the details of Arnold’s military life. Just after he conquered Fort Ti, he had to

  • Why Is Benedict Arnold A Traitor

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    Benedict Arnold, a name known throughout America as a name that means traitor. Everyone knows he betrayed his country, but not many know exactly why. No one betrays someone or something without a reason and this is the same with Benedict Arnold. In this paper I’m going to discuss his life and events leading up to his betrayal and his untimely death. This is the story of Benedict Arnold, the revolutionary traitor. Benedict Arnold was born on January 14, 1741 in Norwich, Connecticut to Benedict

  • The Leadership And Legacy Of Benedict Arnold

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    villian The legacy and leadership of Benedict Arnold Benedict Arnold (1741-1801) is subjective and based on on perspective, context and audience. Arnold is “one of the most infamous traitors in U.S. history” ( 2009) and is universally remembered as despicable villian in history (Weeks 2011) However the general public have barely acknowledged Arnold’s heroic achievements as an early American hero of the Revolutionary War (1775-83). When looking at Arnold objectively and without bias, both

  • Benedict Arnold: A Story of Betrayal

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    people’s beliefs or loyalty. These people have done many things to keep their actions secretive and discreet from the rest of the people living around them. People show signs of betrayal and deception through their interactions with each other. Benedict Arnold was a very famous example of a person who betrayed his country. Once he left his country he had wrote a letter back to America explaining his actions and his reasons for betrayal including many uses of rhetoric. In the end, his actions don’t justify