Lucius Fox

Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Enterprises


Approved on March 6, 1820, the Missouri Compromise admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a non-slave state at the same time, so as not to upset the balance between slave and free states in the nation. It also outlawed slavery above the 36º 30´ latitude line in the remainder of the Louisiana Territory but would be later repealed by the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

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