Benedict Arnold: The Revolutionary War in Four Minutes
Video | On October 7, 1777, 243 years ago today, 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 on 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!"
VIDEO | Join Kristopher White of the American Battlefield Trust as he details the Battle of Princeton, the third and final battle of the Ten Crucial Days which gave new life to the American Revolution in January of 1777. Learn how Washington’s clever maneuver around British General Charles Cornwallis resulted in the surrender of 194 British troops in Nassau Hall of Princeton University. This was a critical win for the Continental Army, their first against British regulars.
VIDEO | In honor of the 245th Anniversary of The Midnight Ride by Paul Revere and William Dawes, we are releasing a new American Battlefield Trust branded version of our Revere's Ride In4. Enjoy learning about that famous night from Elissa Forsythe of The Freedom Trail Foundation.
VIDEO | Chris Kolakowski explains British strategy during the Revolutionary War, putting the American conflict in context along with the other major conflicts that were shaking the world in the late 1700s.
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