How are these used in conjunction with the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments in protecting individual rights?The Equal Protection Clause does not prevent the government from discriminating in all...

 How are these used in conjunction with the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments in protecting individual rights?

The Equal Protection Clause does not prevent the government from discriminating in all cases. Discuss the various Constitutional Classifications and the safeguards in place that the Supreme Court uses to determine the Constitutionality of such classifications. How are these used in conjunction with the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments in protecting individual rights?

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This same question was asked a couple days ago.  Here's a link.  Please note that I disagree with the second answer where it says the 14th Amendment was passed in response to Southern states discriminating.  It was passed as part of Reconstruction AND THEN Southern states discriminated against blacks until the 1950s.

In addition, that answer implies that the 14th Amendment automatically made states have to obey the Bill of Rights.  They did not have to obey the Bill of Rights until the Supreme Court started using the DP Clause of the 14th Amendment to incorporate the rights from the BOR.  This didn't start until the 20th century.