Engage your students in this close reading exercise of two speeches given by Ho Chi Minh. This inquiry allows students to build their primary source reading skills while seeking to understand who Ho Chi Minh was. Using these two speeches as evidence, students dissect the sources through carefully structured scaffolds as they seek to understand the North Vietnamese leader. As a closing assessment, this lesson includes an exit ticket in which students, acting as a presidential advisor, write to President Truman as to how Truman should understand Ho Chi Minh. The product includes: teacher lesson plan; two speeches with accompanying scaffolds for close reading; and exit ticket.