Benedict Arnold Facebook Page

Historical Figure Facebook Project
Crossroads Accelerated Academy at Meade
Philadelphia, PA
Computer Science Class

by Omarou Jabateh (Sample Tack)

Benedict Arnold: My Research

This Historical Figure "Facebook" Project

was created as a SAMPLE for the project listed at

HFFP Project@Caatech.

I chose to do my project on Benedict Arnold because I read about him before and his life interests me.

Benedict Arnold was born in Norwich, Connecticut, on January 14, 1741. Arnold's father was a successful businessman who expected his son to be well-educated. Following the deaths of three of his children from yellow fever, Benedict Sr. began to drink heavily, and fell on difficult financial times. Benedict Jr. left school and apprenticed at an apothecary.

In 1757, Arnold enlisted in the militia, and traveled to upstate New York to fight the French. Two years later, Arnold assumed responsibility for his father and sister following his mother’s death. His father was arrested repeatedly for drunkenness before his death in 1761.

A member of the Sons of Liberty, Arnold rose to the rank of general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He subsequently became a spy for the British, plotting to arrange a siege of West Point. When the plans came to light, Arnold defected to the British side. He died in London on June 14, 1801.