Saddest Events In United States History

The Top Ten

1 9/11

I still can't watch 9/11 footage because it makes me want to cry. - tropicaljay

Well, Yeah. 3,000 lives were lost because of terrorists destroying the Twin Towers. - JoeBoi

Whoever makes jokes about this event are cruel bastards who want to become psychopaths.

A tragic event that happened for no reason and innocent people died when they shouldn't have

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2 Assassination of John F. Kennedy

The best USA president,actually,is the only good one.

JFK was a great President. If he wasn’t assassinated, many terrible events would have been prevented. - JoeBoi

3 Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

He was just watching a play at a theater and then someone killed him because the Confederacy surrendered? - JoeBoi

4 Slave Trade

Very sad when compared to 9/11 or JFK assassination.

It ruined the lives of countless Africans, gave us gruesome stories about the cruelty of the slave-masters, started a war that killed hundreds of thousands of people, made racism a staple of American culture even after it officially ended.

By far the saddest series of events in American history. - ThePenguin227

5 Pearl Harbour Bombing
6 Oklahoma City Bombing

This was sadder than sandy hook sandy hook should not be in the top 10

7 The Iraq War
8 The Vietnam War
9 Sandy Hook Shooting

Saddest day

20 children and 6 adults died all because of some psycho. - JoeBoi

10 American Civil War

This was a sad day

Over 600,000 dead; more than were lost during WW2.

The Contenders

11 The Great Depression

The roaring 20s is the reason this happened. - JoeBoi

12 Challenger Disaster (1986)
13 Hurricane Katrina

Okay that's it sandy hook is so damn overrated seriously how it worst than hurricane Katrina Orlando night club shooting and Virginia tech columbine is worst than sandy hook why you know what they say the original is always the best in this case the original is always the deadliest

Worst than sandy hook and killed more people so yea

14 Assassination of Martin Luther King
15 The War of 1812
16 Ku Klux Klan

They are super racist towards race and hate equality in different races. They think they are superior to all the other races. They think they are gods, but they are not. They are a horrible group of people.
- PC

Their not that bad


17 Stock Market Crash - 1929

This lead to the start of the Great Depression. - JoeBoi

18 The Day the Music Died
19 Bay of Pigs Invasion (1961)
20 Virginia Tech Massacre

32 died. - JoeBoi

Worst than sandy hook

So sad I feel bad

The saddest thing to ever happend 2007

21 Columbine Massacre

This is when two bullied teenagers chose to go on a rampage in their school and kill 13 people but also set bombs in the cafeteria to kill everyone inside the school. - JoeBoi

22 2017 Las Vegas Strip Shooting

58 died. - JoeBoi


Worst than sandy hook

23 The Acquisition of Native American Lands
24 San Bernardino Shooting
26 Orlando Massacre

50 people killed just recently.

27 Boston Marathon Bombing
28 Ohio State Fair Accident
29 Death of Michael Jackson
30 Charles Manson Gang Members Released from Prison

Pretty shocking; several of them have been paroled, and are now loose on the streets.
Even Charlie himself has parole hearings every so often, but he probably will not be let out.

31 Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse
32 WWI
33 Aurora Movie Theater Shooting
34 Hurricane Harvey
35 Death of Paul Walker
36 2017 Sutherland Springs Church Shooting
37 Kurt Cobain's Death
38 Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

Yep. 17 people died because of some jerk who got expelled from this school because of his behavioral issues. - JoeBoi

39 Suicide of Chester Bennington
40 Hurricane Sandy
41 Hurricane Andrew Hurricane Andrew
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