Like the Unions in Paterson, New Jersey assessment, this question gauges whether students can source and contextualize a document. Students first examine an excerpt from an interview with Melvin Laird, who served as United States Secretary of Defense from 1969-1973, on the outcome of the Vietnam War. Students then analyze four historical facts and determine which one might lead them to question the reliability of Laird’s account.
This interview is from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. (The clip begins at 26:01.)