Benedict Arnold was born in Norwich, Connecticut, on January 14 1741. He was a General for the Continental army during the Revolutionary War. Before then he was a successful merchant as a pharmacist and a bookseller. He would later become the infamous traitor of the American Revolutionary War.In his early life, Benedict Arnold grew up in a wealthy family. His fatter was a successful businessman, and so he attended many private schools. Later on, Arnold’s father became an alcoholic, and fell into big financial debt. At age 16, when he had already left school, Arnold joined the militia to fight in the French and Indian War. Soon, his mother passed away due to Yellow Fever, leaving Arnold’s father in great grief, when he would later be arrested multiple times before his death in 1761. Looking for a new life, Arnold moved to New Haven where he would become a successful merchant by being a pharmacist and a bookseller. He became friends with another merchant named Adam Babcock where they would buy trading ships and establish trading connections with the West Indies. Arnold was doing very well, but he was very frustrated from the British restricting trading routes and giving him taxes. Because of taxes like the Stamp Act and the Sugar Act, Arnold joined a secret organization called The Sons of Liberty, which is against the British taxes.By 1775, Benedict Arnold has enlisted in the Continental Army as a militia captain. On June 27, 1775, after returning from battling at Fort Ticonderoga, the Continental Congress wanted to invade Quebec. Arnold did not receive enrollment as commander, but it was rather given to General Philip Schuyler. Because of this, Arnold had to go on a second mission, which was lead by George Washington, to attack a more wilderness route. This did not turn out very well, for the mission was lead into many problems. Some of these problems were that many of the soldiers got sick, there was very cold and wet weather most of the time, a poor timing of the battle which caused the whole attack to fail, and how Arnold got a severe leg wound. Overall,