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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Sept. 30, 1978, to Oct. 18, 1978 (18 days): President Jimmy Carter vetoed two bills with projects he opposed: a defense bill that included a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and a public works bill that included water projects Carter thought were wasteful. A health bill was also delayed because of an abortion dispute similar to the previous year's. Congress passed new funding bills without the projects Carter didn't like and kept 1977's abortion compromise.

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