The Commercial Revolution was a movement known for the expansion of business and trade. During this revolution, the major European powers set out to conquer lands to establish strict trade with; which is called mercantilism. Following this increase of business and trade, there was also a growth of general commerce and in financial services like insurance, banking, and investing. There was global trade occurring, between Europe, East Coast of North America, Central America, Both sides of South America, Africa, West Indies, and even the Philippines. The Commercial Revolution ushered in the Industrial revolution because of the new abundant supply and wealth.
These mercantilist empires were established to draw more revenue to the respective home country's economy. As the Europeans practiced colonialism, the livelihood of the natives of the new land were destroyed. As the major European powers colonized the new lands, there were conflicts between them over territory and trade. As these new settlements were established, the home country had strict control over the new settlers. In order to actually profit off of these settlements, slaves were taken from their home lands and forced to work in harsh conditions in the new world were death was common to make products to trade in mercantilism.