19. John Adams
John Adams, one of the founding fathers of America, was the second president of the United States. He is best remembered for his resolution of the conflict with France and building up of the army and navy during his term from 1797 until 1801. John Adams is commonly known as “the father of the American Navy.” He scored highest on international relations, moral authority and crisis leadership. Adams only served one term as president and was succeeded by Thomas Jefferson.