Leaders can be portrayed in different ways. Throughout history we have come to recognize what characters a leader should possess. However, though there are some leaders who are questionable they prove to be significant in the development of America. Alexander Hamilton and Benedict Arnold both had their own individual impact during the American Revolutionary War. Despite the difficulties both, Benedict Arnold and Alexander Hamilton had in their lives, both men had an impact in the birth of the United States as shown through the military activities and intelligence from both men.