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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.

Government shutdown, Statue of Liberty
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Dec. 15, 1995, to Jan. 6, 1996 (21 days): This shutdown was over that seven-year plan to balance the budget. Republicans thought the economic forecasts Clinton used to create his plan were too optimistic. Republicans ultimately agreed to fund the government, and Clinton formed another seven-year plan using the lower budget projects.

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