After 16 days, the partial government shutdown is finally over. Look back at the 17 other times our country has closed its doors.
Sept. 30, 1984, to Oct. 3, 1984 (Two days): A spending bill was tied to crime-prevention funding, water projects and a civil rights measure. Reagan wanted the crime measure, but not the other two. A three-day extension was passed so the two sides could negotiate a compromise.
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