Federalist 70

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1. What does the author say about the effectiveness of an executive branch that is headed by two or more officials?

2. What example(s) did he give to assert his claim?

3. How does the author compare the speed or efficiency of a legislature vs. and executive branch?

4. What constitutional provisions would the author point to that are meant to control the executive/president?