Hi there! Welcome to ASAP History. We’re your first stop for daily history facts, short and easy to understand articles on key themes, and essay tips to help smash through writer’s block. We’re there for the struggling writers, the confused teachers, and the panicked students of the world. At ASAP History, we know that history isn’t always easy to understand. Our mission is to help you love history as much as we do – or at least get a passing grade in your class. If you’re in desperate need of help, follow these steps:

  • Find your topic in Eras or the search bar
  • Get a look at the broader picture with in-depth Articles and dive into some of the smaller details from On This Day in history
  • FInally, get the Resources and advice to help you crush your essay – even if it’s due at midnight.
  • Address any questions you may have in the comments and we’ll get on it ASAP.

So what’re you waiting for? Get learning! When you need your history ASAP – turn to ASAP History.

On This Day

… in history, a lot of things happened. Check in with our #OTD series to see what took place on this day in the past.


Take a deeper dive into history with our series of quick reads. Each article provides an easy-to-understand overview of an event or person, along with essay prompts and further reading.

Writing Resources

This is where we’ve got writing tips and other useful resources for everyone from panicked students to aspiring writers.

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived; but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

Maya Angelou