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