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Benedict Arnold

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Video | On October 7, 1777, Benedict Arnold led a furious charge at The Battles of Saratoga which resulted in an American victory. Never receiving what Arnold believed to be proper recognition or payment, he eventually betrayed General George Washington and became an officer in the British Army.

Historian Jim Percoco talks about the life and legacy of Benedict Arnold. Discover the role that Benedict Arnold played during the Revolutionary War, as both a Patriot and a traitor. Discover why and under what circumstances Arnold joined the British cause, and decide for yourself whether he deserves the title of "the American version of Judas Iscariot!"

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