I believe Benedict Arnold was a traitor. I believe this because he did not do it for the country he was originally fighting for. Benedict Arnold is known for the word traitor. There is even a saying about it “don’tbe a Benedict Arnold” in other words don’t be a traitor. Arnold was a member of the militia during the French and Indian War. Helater joined the Continental Army at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. He alsohelped capture Fort Ticonderoga and then contributed with the not so successful attack on Quebec which earned him a promotion. All of these positions showed Arnold’s loyalty to the American cause. I don’t believe that after all of the hard work he put in for America that he should’ve turned against it. Over the next couple of years, men with a lower ranking than Arnold got the promotions that he wanted. This made him very angry. Arnold later fell into deep debt. These two events led to him to becoming a traitor. Arnold went against America by first, meeting up with Sir Henry Clinton who was in charge of the British.