Benedict Arnold .docx - Rayyan Ismail Honors sophomore English 4th period Benedict Arnold Benedict Arnold played a major role in the Revolutionary War

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Rayyan Ismail Honors sophomore English 4th period Benedict Arnold Benedict Arnold played a major role in the Revolutionary War, people called him an American Hero. He later would become the biggest traitor in US history. The reason he was known as the biggest traitor, because he switched sides, and started to fight for the British. While he was on the American side, he led the US to many victories over the British including the surrender of a British general. After accomplishing all these victories, he started to realize that he wasn’t getting the recognition that he deserved. This led to him switching sides, and fighting with the British. In 1779, he made a deal with the British that if he helped them turn over the US point at West Point and in return he would receive money, and a place in the British army. Fortunately, the US figured out what was going on, but Benedict Arnold wasn’t punished because he was able to escape back to the British side. The meaning of this story is being a traitor. To be called Benedict Arnold, would be

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