After 16 days, the partial government shutdown is finally over. Look back at the 17 other times our country has closed its doors.
Nov. 10, 1983, to Nov. 14, 1983 (Three days): The Democratic-controlled House added $1 billion in education spending and cut foreign aid, two moves Reagan opposed. The two parties eventually compromised, reducing the increase in education funding and providing funds for Reagan's previously-nixed missile program, among others.
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