Saddest Events In United States History

The Top Ten

1 9/11

It killed may people and Impacted people’s life in such a way you could never imagine

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. - JoeBoi

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

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

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

5 Pearl Harbour Bombing
6 The Vietnam War
7 Oklahoma City Bombing

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

8 The Iraq War
9 Sandy Hook Shooting

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) - DrayTopTens

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

Saddest day

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

10 The Great Depression

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

The Contenders

11 American Civil War

This was a sad day

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

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 2017 Las Vegas Strip Shooting

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

Worst than sandy hook


58 died. - JoeBoi

17 Stock Market Crash - 1929

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

18 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?

19 Bay of Pigs Invasion (1961)
20 The Day the Music Died
21 Death of Michael Jackson

I miss Michael Jackson!

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

22 Virginia Tech Massacre

So sad I feel bad

The saddest thing to ever happend 2007

32 died. - JoeBoi

23 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

25 WWI
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