Lol, so are you saying black people wrote the census.Numbskull the one-drop-rule didn't start with Haiti.
The Octoroons and what nots were still considered black BY whites. You didn't have Mulengeons and what not all over America, just in one small part of appalachia.
And beyond that, still, being black in America did not get it's inspiration from Haiti. Maybe Haiti played a role, but more likely was the slave revolts in AMERICA played a greater role as did the basically immoral activities that a lot of mixed raced people experienced and witnessed like Frederick Douglass who was "half-white".
Many people who were Octoroon qudroon or whaver like Thomas jefferson's kids who were 80% white were still born into slavery.
This is preposterous, Haiti did not inspire that.
Both before and after the American Civil War, many people of mixed ancestry who "looked white" and were of mostly white ancestry were legally absorbed into the white majority. State laws established differing standards. For instance, in 1822 Virginia law stated that to be defined as "mulatto" (that is, multi-racial), a person had to have at least one-quarter (equivalent to one grandparent) African ancestry.
Lol, and you still weren't black, you were Mulatto,lol