Two essays, each one page long. Prompts:1) Discuss the politics and importance of Texas annexation and the resulting war withMexico for the US. What were the main issues, principle events, personalities andlegacy of Mr. Polk’s War?2)Discuss the coming of the Civil War. How did the Union and Confederacy organizefor war and what principle challenges did the Lincoln and Davis governments face?Militarily could the South have won? How could the Union have lost?