Saddest Events In United States History

The Top Ten
1 9/11

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

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

My god... this was the saddest. I practically cry even when I think about it.

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

2 Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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

3 Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

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

Him and Kennedy may be smart but they're some of the most brainless presidents out there

4 Slave Trade

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.

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

5 Sandy Hook Shooting

Just looking at the pictures of the kids makes me want to cry considering they died being scared, all I can say is I hope they're in a better place now, I'm sad their life was cute short all of a sudden.

When I found out about this I was so furious that I destroyed the whole entire house and then burned it down out of anger and then I was grounded for an entire year. So if that shooting didn't even happen, I would have never been grounded for a year. (That story is made up)

Poor kids... I would sacrifice my life to save them and make it out of the school on time.

6 The Iraq War
7 American Civil War

This was a sad day

8 The Great Depression

The roaring 20s is the reason this happened.

9 Pearl Harbour Bombing
10 The Vietnam War
The Contenders
11 WWII
12 Coronavirus Pandemic (2020)

This should be top 5, the amount of deaths this has caused has been horrifying.

Should be too 3

13 Oklahoma City Bombing

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

14 Aurora Movie Theater Shooting
15 Assassination of Martin Luther King

Martin Luther didn't deserve to die. He was just a person who wanted freedom

16 Hurricane Katrina

Terrible loss of life

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

17 Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting
18 Challenger Disaster (1986)
19 Death of Michael Jackson

So sudden and sad

20 WWI
21 2017 Las Vegas Strip Shooting

Can people not compare terrible events. One mass shooting is not "more sad" than others. They are all sad. I get that more people die in one and not the other, but they are all terrible in their own right. I find it kind of offensive to compare these events as if they are TV shows.

Should be higher than Sandy Hook. This was the deadliest shooting in US history.

Worst than sandy hook

22 Death of Cameron Boyce
23 Hurricane Sandy
24 Kobe Bryant’s Death (2020)
25 The War of 1812
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