Who were called “pioneers” in the USA in the 18th century? And why were these people called that way?

Pioneers are groups of people who, over a long period of US history, traveled to the western lands and developed uninhabited territories. They were also called squatters and buckwoodsmen.

The first part of the settlers were farmers and traveled with their families, founding farms, the second were hunters (trappers) and the third were engaged in business, founding the first enterprises.

The pioneers rode in caravans, so it was safer than a single trip, although the hunters often went alone and lived in the forests in almost complete isolation.

Resettlement, difficult working conditions and the rest forced the settlers to look for new ways to preserve their own lives and prosperity, since they did not have the protection of the state. This is what influenced the formation of American characteristics, namely, individualism, enterprise and high survival rates.

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