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.

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

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

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.

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

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 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)

Angry Grandpa's reaction to it... :(

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

5 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.

6 Pearl Harbour Bombing

it was a suprize attack on hospitle and military and civilans

7 The Iraq War

wars just bad un jenral waes be bad and sad

8 The Vietnam War
9 Oklahoma City Bombing

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

10 Coronavirus Pandemic (2020)

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

Should be too 3

The Contenders
11 The Great Depression

The roaring 20s is the reason this happened.

its in the name :) lol and not trying to br rude tho

12 American Civil War

This was a sad day

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

13 Aurora Movie Theater Shooting
14 Assassination of Martin Luther King
15 Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

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

16 Hurricane Katrina

Worst than sandy hook and killed more people so yea

More like hurricane tortilla

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 Challenger Disaster (1986)
18 Death of Cameron Boyce

It was so sudden and heartbreaking

19 Hurricane Sandy
20 The War of 1812
21 Death of Michael Jackson

Even his children are all sad about his death, especially his daughter. 😢

I miss Michael Jackson!

22 The Acquisition of Native American Lands

How can the “Trail of Tears” not be in the top 5? And why on earth are assassinations considered sadder moments than the enslavement of an entire race of people and the death of a half million Americans in the Civil War?

23 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

24 Stock Market Crash - 1929

This lead to the start of the Great Depression.

25 Kobe Bryant’s Death (2020)
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