Back To Mobile Site

Timeline: Past government shutdowns

Published On: Oct 02 2013 10:25:59 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 17 2013 08:25:12 AM CDT

After 16 days, the partial government shutdown is finally over. Look back at the 17 other times our country has closed its doors.

March on Washington looking at memorial
2 / 19
REUTERS/Larry Downing

Sept. 30, 1976, to Oct. 11, 1976 (10 days): President Gerald Ford vetoed a bill funding the Department of Labor and what was then known as the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Ford claimed the bill didn't do enough to reign in spending. The Democratic-led House and Senate overrode the veto.

Upload Photos / Videos