We did. Multiple times. We just got pushed back. You gotta remember the United States was extremely weak in the beginning. We couldn’t beat Britain or France. We had to play them off each other. We got Britain to help us get France out of the way in the French & Indian War, then France was so mad even decades later, they helped us push England/Britain out outta revenge. But by ourselves we stood no chance really against either. That’s why we couldn’t go up there. I believe Benedict Arnold got embarrassed when he tried to take Montreal.