History

Question

During the first phase of the American Revolution, most major battles took place near the cities of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. Why would controlling this region have been an important goal for both sides in the war?

1 Answer

  • I believe a majority of major battles happened in these places because the British had control of them at some point. New York also served as the British base of operations so they probably wanted to break Britain's hold on these cities.