Constitution Alive: Segment Three, Part Two - An Overview Of The Amendments: Should the District of Columbia be a state? Why is the 17th Amendment so harmful? Do you know the history of our Civil Rights Amendments? Our Constitution is still alive and applicable today! As citizens, we all have a duty to study the Constitution, to understand where our rights and our freedoms are laid out in that document, and how our government structure should work. The reason our government continues to overstep its boundaries is because "we the people" don't know what those boundaries are! Tune in now for the second part of our three-part series!