How US national debt grew to its $31.4 trillion high

The ongoing debate over the debt limit in the US capital highlights the formidable $31.4 trillion national debt that has been accumulated. The graphic illustrates the progression of the United States’ national debt over time, displayed in a bar graph format with each year labeled under the tenure of different presidents. On top of the bars representing each year, there are illustrations of the presidents from Ronald Reagan to Joe Biden, correlating with the debt levels during their respective terms. The overall debt, crossing $31 trillion, is emphasized at the top of the chart.

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