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Gademer 1American Public UniversityBenedict ArnoldNicholas GademerHIST101Professor SawickiDue Date: February 16th, 2020Benedict Arnold was born in Norwich, Connecticut on January 14th, 1741. His familywas quite wealthy and financially stable, but his father’s lack of money management skills led to
Gademer 2Benedict to become an apprentice in the pharmaceutical business. Benedict Arnold wassuccessful in that business but eventually gave that up to go help with the militia to fight in theFrench and Indian War, after the war he went back to his apprenticeship. While Benedict wasserving in the militia both his parents had unfortunately died, his mother died from yellow feverand his father drank himself to death from the grief of his wife dying. Now on his own, Benedictbecame even more successful by starting up his own pharmaceutical business thanks to the helpof his cousins. Eventually, he wanted to expand his business, so he became involved with theWest India Trade. After some time, he started to hate the British because of the trade restrictionsand taxes. Due to his hatred towards the British, he joined a secret organization called the Sonsof Liberty.

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