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  • The years following 1789 in France saw many changes in the lives of men, women and children . The revolutionary governments took it upon themselves to pass laws that would translate the ideals of liberty and equality into everyday practice.
  • After the storming of the Bastille in the summer of 1789 one important law that came into effect was the abolition of censorship .
  • In the Old Regime all written material and cultural activities books , newspapers , plays – could be published or performed only after they had been approved by the censors of the king .
  • Now the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen proclaimed freedom of speech and expression to be a natural right so newspapers , pamphlets , books and printed pictures flooded the towns of France from where they travelled rapidly into the countryside .
  • They all described and discussed the events and changes taking place in France
  • Freedom of the press also meant that opposing views of events could be expressed.
  • Each side sought to convince the others of its position through the medium of print .
  • Plays , songs and festive processions attracted large numbers of people .
  • This was one way they could grasp and identify with ideas such as liberty or justice that political philosophers wrote about at length in texts which only a handful of educated people could read .

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  • Marat, a journalist , addressing the people ,
  • He was an unofficial bond with the radical Jacobin party that came to power after June 1793 with his journal, L'Ami du Peuple (Friend of the People).
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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.