Likewise, the laws and Constitutions passed by the National Assembly, Legislative Assembly, and National Convention echo the nationalist values of the Revolution, and frequently found their justification in the protection of the nation. They show the changes, but also similarities, in the policies of the nation as different parties rose to and fell from power. This nationalist sentiment found its final expression in the levy en masse of 1793, which appealed to the young men’s patriotic spirit and sense of duty to the nation. National symbols, such as the tricolor flag and “La Marseillaise,” provided rallying points for those who responded to the call of duty.