A guide to America's government shutdowns
Complicated chaos in Washington, D.C.
You've read the news: America has shut down. Arguably the most powerful country in the world, the US has come to a standstill of sorts, with President Donald Trump desperately pushing for a US-Mexico border wall. Democrats disagree with the decision, so the federal government has gone without major funding for about a month. But this is actually the tenth time such an event has happened, with US government shutdowns taking place in the '80s and '90s too.
Click on to find out what causes all this complicated chaos in Washington.
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