Timeline: Past government shutdowns

POSTED: 6:27 AM PST December 24, 2013    UPDATED: 6:25 AM PDT October 17, 2013 

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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John R. Coughlin/CNNMoney

The shutdown that ended Thursday is the 18th time the government has shut down and the third-longest shutdown on record so far. Here's what caused the other shutdowns and how they turned out, according to the Washington Post, Annenberg School and ABC News.


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