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Seven Great Resources Explaining the Government Shutdown

| October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
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In 1996 under President Clinton, America experienced a government shutdown when the Republican leaders demanded a balanced seven-year budget plan when using the CBO’s economic forecasts as opposed to the OMB’s.

What does it mean for the government to shutdown? After failing to reach an agreement about the allocation of funds on September 30th, Congress declared a shutdown, something that has not happened since 1996. Through several multimedia resources, KQED’S The Lowdown explains previous shutdowns, what caused the current shutdown, which parts of the government will be closed and how the event will impact the average American.

Closed for Business: 7 Great Resources Explaining the Government ShutdownClosed for Business: 7 Great Resources Explaining the Government Shutdown Includes links to multimedia resources Remember when you were a kid fighting with your siblings at the dinner table and your mom warned that if you couldn’t get along then no one got dessert?

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Almetria Vaba administers the California edition of PBS LearningMedia, a new digital media service for educators from PBS and WGBH. Check it out at: ca.pbslearningmedia.org.