GRAPH: Every government shutdown ever, in one chart

The 1970s were a really popular time for government shutdowns:

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(Click to enlarge.)

This chart comes from Tammy Frisby of the Hoover Institution. Previously, Dylan Matthews went through all previous government shutdowns, why they happened, and how they got resolved.

Update: On the other hand, if you want to see how rare government shutdowns actually are in the broader scheme of things, check out this chart from Seth Kadish:

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(Via Walter Hickey.)

Every government shutdown ever, in one chart


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