This Day In History - Benedict Arnold Commits Treason 1780

Benedict Arnold Commits Treason 1780

Thursday, September 21, 2023

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Event Description

On this day in 1780, during the American Revolution, American General Benedict Arnold meets with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point to the British, in return for the promise of a largesum of money and a high position in the British army. The plot was foiled and Arnold, a former American hero, became synonymous with the word "traitor."

Event Location

New York, NY, United States