Timeline: Past government shutdowns

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:27:32 AM CST   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.

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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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