Benedict Arnold - Summary

At the beginning of September, in 1780, Benedict Arnold is a Major General in the Continental Army. He is also commander of West Point, a strategically important American fort on the Hudson River.

By the end of the same month, he is a traitor who tries to sell-out his country, his fort and his men. His price is twenty thousand pounds sterling (worth about $1 million today).

In this story about the legendary turncoat, discover why a twice-wounded Revolutionary War hero commits treason. Meet the man whose very name means “traitor” to Americans, and uncover the plot he concocted.

Meet John Andre, the British officer with whom Arnold negotiates, and read General Washington’s original letters about his fate. Take a trip back to the eighteenth century when America’s future, as an independent country, is still far from certain.


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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5190stories and lessons created

Original Release: May 01, 2003

Updated Last Revision: Nov 09, 2016

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