By 1902 it was clear that Teddy was making lots of progress. People began to feel a lot better about the country and themselves. The result was that the Nationalist expanded their majority in the Congress The Brooklyn Naval Yard began to work on plans for a dreadnought type of Battleship. It would still be a few years before construction would begin. The US population was beginning to grow but slowly. Experts predicted that in 1904 Teddy would win a second term.