E3 2. How did the annexation of Texas emerge as an important political issue? Why were the Democrats more in favor of expansion than the Whigs? Use a standard essay format for responses to all questions (i.e., an introduction, middle paragraphs and conclusion). Responses must be typed double-spaced, using a standard font (i.e. Times New Roman) and 12 point type size. Word count is NOT one of the criteria that is used in assigning points to writing assignments. However, students who are successful in earning the maximum number of points tend to submit writing assignments that fall in the following ranges: Undergraduate courses: 350 – 500 words or 1 – 2 pages.