Benedict Arnold.docx - Nathan Seay Mr May Benedict Arnold Who was he Benedict Arnold was a man always striving to be a hero like most of us but he

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Nathan Seay Mr. May November 13, 2017 Benedict Arnold. Who was he? Benedict Arnold was a man always striving to be a hero like most of us, but he wouldn’t stop for anything until he was hero one way or another. Benedict was born January 14, 1774. He was born as the single child to a prosperous family. When the Arnolds went to church they would go to the front pews reserved for the “First Families”. Benedict went to a private school at Canterbury, Connecticut, where he was known for his temper and loud voice. He later admittedthat he was also a coward then. At age fourteen he was pulled from school, because there was no moneyto pay for it. He’s father was a wealthy merchant but he spent more money than he had and built up great debt. Soon he started drinking his sorrows away. The Arnolds became the object of every one’s gossip and jokes. Finally, Benedict decided to defend his family’s honor by becoming brave. Fortunately, even though he was short had a strong a nimble body. He would generally pick a fight with boys who

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