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Well I need to correct myself it was ratified in April 1913.

Freedom it was a horrible year as you say.
The Sixteenth Amendment (Amendment XVI) to the United States Constitution allows the Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states adopted on February 3, 1913

Look who was pushing for income tax………..
The Socialist Labor Party advocated a graduated income tax in 1887.[8] The Populist Party “demand[ed] a graduated income tax” in its 1892 platform.[9] The Democratic Party, led by William Jennings Bryan, advocated the income tax law passed in 1894,[10] and proposed an income tax in its 1908 platform.[11]