This research paper should begin with an introductory paragraph that ends with the thesis statement. This should be followed by paragraphs that support and develop the thesis. End the paper with a conclusion paragraph including some of your own personal closing remarks on how you feel about this matter. The paper needs to have 12 references. Of those twelve, four references need to be from the PDF’s I’ve uploaded. The thesis idea I want to go with is. “Willie “The Lion” Smith had the biggest influence on Duke Ellington and made him the musician he is today.” This thesis idea is just a rough idea please make it better and more precise if need be. Or you can spin it in your own direction.