After 16 days, the partial government shutdown is finally over. Look back at the 17 other times our country has closed its doors.
Nov. 30, 1977, to Dec. 9, 1977 (Eight days): The second temporary solution expired. This time, the shutdown did end with a compromise: It was decided Medicaid dollars couldn't be used for abortions except in cases of rape, incest or if the mother's life was in danger.
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