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How did Benedict Arnold become famous in the US?

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Answered 2009-10-28 02:54:30

He was considered a hero at battles in Saratoga, New York and Quebec, but he is remembered today as the greatest American traitor of the Revolutionary War. He conspired to permit a British takeover of the fort at West Point. He escaped to Canada and spent the remainder of the war as an officer in the British Army.

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